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    Question: I am five months pregnant, and am not recieving any help from the father, is there any way to recieve assistance from him before the baby arrives? (like child support)

    Answer: There are ways you can get help if you can prove he is the father. In Arizona, paternity must be established before a court will order child support. Courts can order the father to pay for pre-natal care and medical expenses involved in delivering the baby in addition to child support.

    For more information about child support assistance, cash or food stamps, you can visit Arizona 2-1-1 and click on "Basic Services" in the left hand column.


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    1 thru 4 of 4 comments    [ 1 ]   
    On 12/30/07
    from AZ said:
    DES (in Arizona) CAN get assistance with the delivery, etc. for you, but they cannot get you a SINGLE CENT until after the baby is born and paternity has been established (DNA testing.)
    On 12/13/07
    faby from AZ said:
    U don't need his help u can be an independent women
    On 12/10/07
    kendra from KS said:
    I'm 4 months pregnant and the father is 18, i am 16. does this mean he will have all legal rights to the child and i will have none?
    On 11/19/07
    from AL said:
    if u have a baby be ready to have it, u dont need help from him, u can support it urself...be a woman
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