Unwed mothers must establish paternity to take the father to court for child support. Paternity can be established based on a paternity test or with a signed declaration claiming responsibility as the biological parent.
An unwed mother has the legal right to receive child support from the child’s father. Child support is dependant on the number of children the father has and his monthly income. The less he makes, the less support he has to pays; the more he makes, the more he has to pay.
Child support is essential for an unwed mother who requires financial help to raise the baby. The father may or may not be willing to contribute, and sometimes a child support suit is the only way to ensure financial support.