If a wife is pregnant with 3 children, is the husband mobilized?

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If a wife is pregnant with 3 children, is the husband mobilized?

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According to the current legislation of Ukraine, the presence of a husband of three or more children is not an unconditional basis for exemption from mobilization. This is due to the fact that the Law of Ukraine on "Mobilization Training and Mobilization" indicates that men who support three or more children are not subject to mobilization.

That is, the very fact of retention is key. If a man has three children, but the marriage with the mother of the children is broken and he does not pay alimony, it is accordingly impossible to confirm the fact of maintenance.


Here are some nuances to consider:

  • Children's age: Men who have three or more dependent children under the age of 18 are exempt. If the child turns 18, the right to postponement disappears.
  • The wife's pregnancy (the presence of a wife's pregnancy certificate does not exempt the husband from mobilization).

From the above, it can be seen that the wife's pregnancy with the third child does not entitle the husband to deferment from mobilization. After all, it is possible to document the presence of three children only by providing the birth certificates of these children, where the husband will be indicated as the father.

List of documents confirming the maintenance of three children:

  • To receive a deferment, a man must submit an appropriate application to the district (city) territorial center of recruitment and social support.
  • The application must be accompanied by documents stating that the husband supports three or more minor children.
  • Birth certificates of children: This is a primary document that confirms the fact of birth and paternity.

Additional documents:

  • Court decision on the collection of alimony (if any).
  • Certificate that the children are disabled (if any).

The list of required documents may differ depending on the specific situation. Some authorities may require additional documents that are not listed above. It is recommended to specify in advance the list of necessary documents in the body to which you will submit them.

As of now, the wife's pregnancy is not an official reason for postponement of mobilization in Ukraine. The Law of Ukraine "On Mobilization and Mobilization Readiness" does not recognize the wife's pregnancy as a reason for postponement.

The situation with mobilization in Ukraine is constantly changing. Stay tuned for news and updates on legislation. If you have questions about mobilization, you can contact a lawyer, the Territorial center of procurement and social support or the hotline of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

Recommended: seek advice from a lawyer specializing in mobilization and military law.

A lawyer will help you:

  • Determine if your spouse is eligible for exemption from mobilization.
  • Complete all necessary documents.
  • Represent your interests in authorities.


Therefore, before making any decisions, it is recommended to get an up-to-date legal advice. Many people in Ukraine are currently facing similar problems.

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