Seriously, people who say you have no rights are full of it. I'm in a similar situation. My lawyer said there is nothing ti can do to stop the court from giving him visitation for the first few eyars and then he can take the child on a regular schedule (he lives out of state), once it's about 2 or 3. The courts don't care if she hates you, if it's your child, you do have rights. You will have to pay though and she will likely retain physical and legal custody and you will get visitations until she stops breast feeding. Then you'll probably get like every other weekend. Just call a lawyer, it's free to ask a few questions. I actually think in this case the father has too many rights. I would love nothing more than to never speak to this asshole again but eventually I'm going to have to ship my young child off to be alone with him because the courts say so. Good luck!
And it doesn't matter if someone else signs the Birth Certificate, she can't legally just put someones name on there. They haev to do it voluntarily. Either way, all you have to do is file a paternity petition.
· 1 decade ago