HELP! Baby on way, does baby have mothers last name?

Kate - posted on 12/02/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am 12 weeks pregnant. The father is snoring drunk passed out next to me and on his drunken tangent he mentioned legalities. They say here in the state of South Carolina that the Mother has all rights to child born out of wedlock. By me choosing to obviously give the unborn child my last name over his secure me any rights? I Need to be educated on how this works. I'm trying to work things out with him but he disappoints me DAILY with his drinking and I have asked begged cried and pleaded for him to stop. Now he is drunk threatening me again which in turn made me need to ask advice for my situation. Do I put his name on birth certificate? I don't want us to split but seeing he is already discussing these crazy scenarios I wanna know how to safeguard my baby and myself, for he will NOT have custody of a child as a drunk!


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Jodi - posted on 12/02/2013




Rights has nothing to do with which name you give the child. I don't know the law in your state, but even if you give the child your last name, he is still the father and can still take you to court for some rights.

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