Our expert says:
Discuss this with someone at the Maintenance Court at your local Magistrate's Court. The Maintenance Court can hold a hearing, at which it will decide what the child needs, and what each parent can afford to contribute. If he is earning, say, 4 times as much as you do, he would be expected to pay a 4 times larger contribution to the child's expenses as you do.
But check with our Famil Law forum / expert.
Its sad if he doesn't bother to keep good contact with his child, but the law doesn't require him to do that., and its not strictly relevant to a decision on him paying maintenance. If he fails to pay regularly, o the amount decided by such a court, he could get into significant trouble.
Prepare to document all the costs associated with the child, her needs and care, and to document your own earnings. The court will ask him to document his.
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