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Father liable to contribute towards maintenance and expenses of mother

    The father of a child who is not married to the child's mother is, subject to this Division, liable to make a proper contribution towards:

  (a)   the maintenance of the mother for the childbirth maintenance period in relation to the birth of the child; and

  (b)   the mother's reasonable medical expenses in relation to the pregnancy and birth; and

  (c)   if the mother dies and the death is as a result of the pregnancy or birth, the reasonable expenses of the mother's funeral; and

  (d)   if the child is stillborn, or dies and the death is related to the birth, the reasonable expenses of the child's funeral.

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