Should i take him to court!

Tanesha - posted on 03/10/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son's father has did nothing for my son everything that has been happening in my sons life at the moment i have been doing or with the help of my family member. I have tried to involve him but nothing works i have been thhinking very hard on giving my son my last name, but will that hinder me taking him to court for child support once my son is here?

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Tanesha - posted on 03/11/2014

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Nope not yet I was doing my research before I register the birth certificate and everything else.... I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant so trying to get all my information before my big day

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Jodi - posted on 03/11/2014

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Well, just be aware that he has not formed the connection with your baby that you have. Just because he hasn't shown any interest or now doesn't mean he won't want to later and that he won't have rights once the baby is born. If he wants to file for custody, he will, and he will be likely to get some level of visitation at minimum. This makes no difference as to whether he is on the birth certificate either - he can establish paternity through the courts if he chooses to. I would, if I were you, file for custody but continue to encourage a relationship between father and child. you can't control what dad decides to do, but you can control how you manage the situation :).

Tanesha - posted on 03/10/2014

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His name will be on the birth certificate I just want to make sure it won't hinder me taking him to court..... Thanks ladies!

Jodi - posted on 03/10/2014

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Is dad on the birth certificate? Child support has nothing to do with names and everything to do with established paternity.

Ev - posted on 03/10/2014

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It does not matter what the last name is of the child. If you have put his father down on the birth certificate that is enough for him to be considered dad. You can take him to court for custody, visitation and child support (all separate issues). If he is not on the birth certificate, again last name does not matter. You can file for paternity to get it proven he is the father and then go for the above. Just talk to a lawyer.

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