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akmom2B



Joined: 29 Dec 2008
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State or Province: Alaska

PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Name the father? Reply with quote

I am a single mom of 2 boys 9,7 from my first marriage. I am currently pregnant with my 3rd child by a different man. We broke up before finding out that I'm expecting. He initally didn't want anything to do with the baby. He wanted me to abort or adopt it out. Now (2 days later) he says that he wants to have the baby 50/50 so he won't have to pay child support. I wonder what my rights are? Can I slow things down if I don't put his name on the birth certificate? He also has a drug problem that I'm going to have a hard time proving (prescription narcotics) Would appreciate any advice!
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Still in Love



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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State or Province: California

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not putting his name on the birth certificate is a double edged sword.

Yes, you will slow him down. If his name isn't on the Birth Certificate he will have no rights to the child. But in the same way he has no rights to the child, you have no rights to support.

What you should most likely do, is just stop all contact with the BD... I am assuming you are early in your pregnancy. And not contact him when the child is born.

If you breast feed the child no court will order a 50/50 split. since they will not take the child away from its food. Not to mention that it is probably unlikely that a 50/50 split would be ordered for a new born of unmarried parents.

When the child is born, it is assumed by the courts that mom has full custody and if dad wants some he needs to sue for it.

Contact a family law attorney, and start getting things in order so you won't have any surprises later.
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