can my baby father take my child even if he never wanted the baby ??

Alicia - posted on 09/04/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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am 4 months pregnant and single, my baby father end it when i told him i was pregnant and told him no i wouldn't take an abortion. he say he don't want any thing to do with me or my child plus he not paying for he of my doctor pills towards the baby and now he telling me that when the baby is born he is going it take my baby from me. can he do that??

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Jodi - posted on 09/04/2013

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Yep. he has as much right to the child as you do. If he wants to take you to court for custody he can. He definitely has a right to some form of visitation. I would suggest you make sure you talk to a lawyer and when the baby is born, arrange to file for custody with appropriate visitation arrangements for the father. At the same time, you can also make sure there are arrangements for child support.

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User - posted on 09/06/2013

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He does have the right for joint parenting or visitation, but unless he can prove you are an unfit mother, there is no way he can 'take the baby from you' as per say. I would get a lawyer if I were you though. And as Kim suggested, try to reason with him (or with his lawyer) and get a mutual satisfactory agreement before this turns into something very ugly.

Kim - posted on 09/06/2013

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Just because he is the father doesn't mean he automtically has to pay your bills. I suggest you work top make it an amicable relationship for the sake of yourselves and your child and try to keep the court out of it. Write up a legal parenting plan, though, it could save you down the road. If he threatens, get a restraining order and do get a lawyer.

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