Good evening, I would like to know which rights a mother and a father have in relation to a child born outside of marriage. I am a Latvian citizen. The father is Ukrainian with the British passport. The baby is two months old. I would like to apply for child maintenance. Also, how can I get housing benefit? Thank you in advance
First of all we would like to note that both parents have equal rights to a child even if the child was born outside of marriage. Since the father of the baby is a British citizen and if the child was born in the UK, the child may be eligible to obtain British citizenship. A court will have to consider whether you are entitled to receive child maintenance. It will be considered whether you are eligible to apply for housing benefit taking into account your rights as a citizen of the EU country.