If the father does not sign the birth certificate does he still have legal rights to the child?
Only if you can prove birth through DNA testing. * Yes if the couple are married the husband is assumed to be the father and has custodial rights to a child until proven otherwise. If the couple are not married the mother retains sole custody to the child until parentage is proven through paternity testing (blood test or DNA). Once parentage has been established the court will allow the filing of custody and/or visitation and/or child support petitions to be filed.
Does the father have any rights if he does not sign the birth certificate and has not had anything to do with his child for 8 years since the birth?
Of course, this is the case if the bio father dies before the birth of the child. The only father at the time of birth is the biological father. You cannot adopt a baby before birth - so the adoptive father signing a birth certificate, at birth, is probably not binding. And the bio father, if he is aware he is a father, must sign adoption papers. The biological father has rights under most circumstances…
Can bio-mother add step father to birth certificate without notifying biological father and step father not adopted child?
If a man signs the birth certificate and has been there since the birth of the child and find out 6 years later that he isn't the biological father what rights does he have to the child?
It's not his child to keep. The mother is comitting fraud if she knows he is not the biological father. She can ask the bio-dad to relinquish his rights and her boyfriend can adopt the child when they are married. Then he can sign the birth certificate. You do not get rights to a child just because you want to. For the child's sake there are proper legal procedures.
Does a father have to give up his parental rights for your husband to adopt your child if his name is not on the birth certificate?
The fathers name is not on the birth certificate and he has not paid child support for 16 years. Does he have any right to the child?
If he can prove that he is the biological father of the child, he can seek custody or visitation rights, regardless of whether or not he is on the birth certificate or paying child support. In fact, if he is the biological father he can legally have his name added to the birth certificate. However, if he has not been around for 16 years, it is unlikely that a judge will grant anything more than…