Hello everyone, im new to this so not sure where to post this but im looking for a bit of advice...Im 29+2 weeks pregnant and I recently split with my partner. I feel like it was the best thing to do for me and my unborn baby as he is currently attending court cases as he committed a robbery with assault offence. I have been told by the police not to have anything to do with him however I would really appreciate some advice as what I do when the babys born about his name on a birth certificate and allowing him access to the child? It would be great if someone could help me??
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S. - posted on 01/19/2012
You can not put father on the birth certificate unless the father is there, I'd give the baby your last name anyway. If your in employed or on a low income u will get legal aid if not most solicitor give you the 1st hour free so go get some advice, if you decide to give the dad access n are uncomfortable with it you can let him see the baby in a contact centre so he won't be left alone.
My oldest daughters dad WAS a danger to her but as we had NO evidence so no court, social services told me he had arange contact from a previous court case (which I agreed to years before) if her dad turned up on the aranged day's/ time I had to let her go otherwise I could get arrested, I decided to risk it n he's never seen her or tried that was 8 years ago now so things could have changed but be very careful n good look x
I'm from the Uk too x
Jade - posted on 01/19/2012
Im in the UK...social services are currently getting involved as they feel the father is a danger to the child. Although if they court case comes back and he doesnt get sentenced, I'm not sure what to do about letting him see our son?
Kristy - posted on 01/19/2012
I'm not an expert but where abouts are you? I would get some legal advice so that you know what yours and his rights are. In Australia we have legal aid which will help you to get advice. I 3would think that on the birth certificate you could give your baby your last name, but maybe there is some legal right and the father can stop it. not sure. Either way seek some guidance and advice and i hope it all works out for you.