What is the right of the father of my unborn child??

Joana - posted on 02/06/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant to my first child and recently called it quits with the father of my baby. What would be his rights???

Please help!

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Joana - posted on 02/06/2013

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Even if we are not married? Do you think I can have the option of not listing him on the baby's birth certificate?

Dove - posted on 02/06/2013

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Equal to yours as has already been mentioned. The best thing to do is to talk to your ex and try going through mediation to set up custody, visitation, and child support. If you two can not come to an agreement it will come to a battle in court with the cost and hassle of lawyers and then the three of you are at the 'mercy' of a judge who doesn't truly know any of you. Much better if you CAN work out an amicable agreement.

Don't look at it as your ex's rights to his child as I'm sure right now with the recent break up you are probably wanting him as far away as possible. Look at is as your CHILD'S right to have a relationship with his/her father. Kids deserve to have both parents loving and caring for them whenever that is possible.

Jodi - posted on 02/06/2013

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Why would you deny your baby a father? Your baby has that right too. Just because YOU don't like him doesn't mean he isn't still your child's father.

Holly - posted on 02/06/2013

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go to a lawyer and draft up some custody and child support rights you think you would be ok with and that he would agree to. If you don't put him on the birth certificate, all he'd have to do is claim that he is the father and get DNA done

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Joana - posted on 02/06/2013

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That's true.

It's hard. As much as I would like him to not be part of it. I don't know what to do.

Jodi - posted on 02/06/2013

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And he could go to court, have a court ordered DNA test and file for joint custody, and depending on where you live, he could get it. Whether he is on the birth certificate or not.

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