My unborn child's surname

Elize - posted on 03/02/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi Mommy's
I want to know this is my 1st baby I am 6mnths pregnant, and I don't want my child to be on his her fathers surname,because his mother is so behind my back , she got this thing of taking the baby because it is her sons child,I am staying with my mom at the moment because he lost his job and can't support me so I had to go back to my mother,and now they are busy with theier sceam of taking the baby, I would like to know what are my rights regarding my baby's surname..Regards Elize


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Michelle - posted on 03/02/2016




The surname doesn't make a difference to parentage. He is still the baby's Father and has the same rights as you. It doesn't matter what surname you give the child.
If you have split up then I suggest you get yourself a lawyer and get the process started for custody, visitation and child support.

Ev - posted on 03/02/2016




As Jodi said its up to you the names you give the child but dad needs to be on the birth certificate. HIs mother has no legal say in the welfare of the child--that lies with you and dad.

Jodi - posted on 03/02/2016




It's totally up to you. But you need to make sure that this child's father is on the birth certificate.

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