Can we sue a man if he refuse to support his baby?

Philippines
January 20, 2011 6:29am CST
I mean, my friend has a baby from his boyfriend. They are not married but the man is ignoring her and never support the baby. Plus, she just found out that the man has another woman. Now she wants, ti file a case against her.Is that possible? need help here thanks
8 responses
@katcarneo (1442)
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
My father is that kind of man----left when I was a baby and did not give any kind of support at all. And my mom and him are married! In the Philippines taking legal action against someone is costly and so it's often better not to go to court. As a result, many issues just remain unresolved and irresponsible fathers get away with it. I know some guy who's got 3 children from 3 different women and he's hiding from them all.
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
I can relate with you. When my parents broke up, my mother fought for child support. But my father only obliged when he was sent a subpoena and forced to settle the matter with my ma. He indeed obliged, but only the first month. My mother gave up and stop asking from my father who has another woman.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
1 Feb 11
Try to consult a lawyer about your problem for better understanding about your case. in my own opinion, your friend can pursue a case for this matter.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
Yes, whether married or not, a father has the obligation to support his child. She just needs to prove paternity and the child will be entitled to support. There is no ground to hold the other woman responsible though just because she is the new girlfriend. She should watch out, by skipping out on your friend, he's most likely irresponsible. I often wonder why women want to go after the other woman. That woman has no responsibility towards wife or prior girlfriend. I suggest that instead of fixating on revenge, she should file a case for support and move on. Even if he comes back and marries her, the marriage is not based on mutual love but responsibility. Does she want someone who is forced to be with her only? That is her choice of course, but she'll live a miserable life because chances are, the guy will do it again.
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
20 Jan 11
She can try filing for child support. You know, things would be much easier if women would simply keep their legs crossed until marriage to have babies or at least look for a man who can help them raise a child (if they somehow think that they must have babies before marriage).
@rhaizem (114)
• Philippines
20 Jan 11
hmmm.... i think its possible to sue the man the only problem she will have is to where she will find a money to use. because when you want someone on jail i think it will cost her a lot because here in our country you need to pay lots of expenses to go on a trial. What if the man refuses that the baby was his so the mother needs to have a dna test to know. Just sharing my thought. because me as a single mom i never think about my son's father anymore i just thank him because he gave me a adorable son. and leave everything to god what he do to that man :)
@mark98 (569)
• China
20 Jan 11
I condemn this irresponsible man. Your friend's situation is indeed very difficult, but I do not support her practice,if all the women left him, he will not give her responsibilities.
• China
20 Jan 11
waht a bad man he is!I have little knowledge about law,but I suppose law can works in some way!maybe your friend can consult some profesional lawyers ,I mean it will help your friend to win this lawsuit!so your friend will be careful next time,I 'm sure that she'll find a good man! good luck for you and your friend !
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 11
It depends on the country's family law. In my country unmarried mothers find it difficult to claim for monthly support from the man who sired the child. It will be a lengthy court battle. But our Government is quite lenient to single parent, they only need to register with the Social Welfare Department and they will get monthly financial support for the child.