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I know that if you don't name the father on the birth certificate, that winz cut your benefit - but what is the process if the father REFUSES to sign it?????
I have no idea what is going on with my ex, haven't heard from him in ages, i don't know if he's just being a pain, or if it is his way of saying that he doesn't want a part of it (I have tried to contact him).. so I'm getting a bit worried as to what happens, money wise, if he doesn't sign the birth cert form....
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Monday, 1 March 2010 4:57 a.m.
Friday, 2 April 2010 8:08 a.m.
sncandsweet, I tried that one in that I told WINZ my ex and I had an informal agreement that he was paying a certain amount each week, but WINZ just classified it as income, so took it off my benefit. not very cool. they sent me IRD papers to formalise the agreement.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:24 p.m.
Hi everyone, Sorry am a little stuck and was wondering if anyone could help?
I was searching the other day and was lead to one of the fourms on here but cant find it now, someone had mentioned that if the father refuses to sign the birth cert then you can allways get some sort of agreement paper signed in which WINZ will accecpt and he pays child support.
Does anyone have any more information in regards to this? I was wanting to look into it and try get it done.
Sunday, 7 March 2010 11:08 p.m.
I have spoken to him recently (well, emailed), and it sounds as if he will be signing the birth cert... I figured he would, but found it weird he hadn't been in touch.. but it turned out his Nana had died.....
Monday, 1 March 2010 8:43 p.m.
thanks ladies... I definately would name him, but the way he's being at the moment, I have no idea if he plans on signing or not! grr.
Monday, 1 March 2010 8:50 a.m.
From what I have heard around here there is some new law where you MUST (if you know who he is) name the father on the birth certificate or you can't register the birth. Dunno what the go is with that, when my DD was born I filled out my part of the registration form, sent it off and received a birth certificate back a few weeks later with "not named" under the father's details bit. No questions asked. When I went to WINZ they asked if I had any plans to name him (ie were there court proceedings, DNA testing or whatever), I said no and she told me they would take $20 a week from my benefit for 3 months to give me a chance to think about naming him. She told me that if I changed my mind I could get legal aid and take him to court. I didn't bother, and after the 3 months I got a letter saying they were going to deduct another $8 a week because I hadn't named him but there would be no more deductions after that.
I think that if he refuses to sign it then you are entitled to a lawyer who will organise a DNA test to prove paternity. I think (I'm not sure though so don't quote me on this) that if he is proven to be the father then his name will go on the birth cert, he will pay child support and he will also have to pay for the paternity testing.
If he doesn't want his name on a birth cert, there is another form that you can get from a lawyer that is an acknowledgement of paternity. WINZ will accept this and he will have to pay child support but he will not be have any paternal rights regarding the child.
Monday, 1 March 2010 5:05 a.m.
as far as I am aware you will only lose about $30ish but to get him to sign it a friend had to get a court order that awarded him parternity I am not sure how the whole prosees went but I know now that he has to pay child support. also you can demaned a DNA be done look into legal aid to get a lawyer as its free hope this helps but all i have said is only from here say and no personal experience so hope I have not put you wrong bt ladies please feel free to correct me
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