Paternity Rights

Angelique - posted on 07/21/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I just want to know if a father can give up paternity rights without first being proved to be the father. I'm thinking that they have to take a paternity test first. Is this true?

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Dove - posted on 07/21/2016

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I'm pretty sure you would need a paternity test. It might be possible for you to not have a paternity test done if both parents acknowledge paternity by putting the father on the birth certificate. Be aware that in some states (no clue on other countries if you aren't in the US though) a father can not sign away his parental rights unless the mother has a husband willing to adopt the child.

Your best bet would be to contact a lawyer knowledgeable about the laws in your specific area.

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