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What are the rights of the father of a married womans unborn child when the father is not her husband?


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2015-01-14 15:58:17
2015-01-14 15:58:17

The father has created an extremely complicated legal situation. He has no rights unless he obtains them through a court order. The husband of a married woman is presumed by law to be the father of any children born during the marriage. If the mother is willing he can execute an affidavit of parentage and then initiate a custody case to obtain joint custody. He should consult with an attorney who can review his situation and explain all his rights and obligations under the laws in his jurisdictions.

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The answer depends totally on whether or not you were married to the child's mother. Any child born to a married couple is considered to be the legal child of the husband until proven otherwise. HOWEVER, if you were NOT married to the child's mother, then you have no legal rights, even if you are the father. An unwed mother who has a child is considered the sole legal parent of that child in most states. Even if you were proven to be the father - you have no legal rights without going to court , if you were not married.

In the United States the father has no rights until the child is born.

In the United States, fathers have no rights regarding unborn children. In Kentucky, a father won't have rights to a child unless he's on the birth certificate or until he establishes paternity in court.

No. He can sign over his rights but he would still be liable to pay child support. The only time he doesn't have to pay child support is if a stepdad wanted to adopt the child, then the biological father doesn't have to pay child support if he signs his rights away.

In England and Wales, a foetus is considered to be a part of the womans body, so a father has no rights over it.

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No. The father does not legally have any rights until the child is born.

In all 50 states, you have to wait for the child to be born before you can forfeit your rights to a child.

tell the person who you are having a baby with and then give up your rights.

She is not. Her brief engagement to the father of her then-unborn child was called off.

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A father has no inherent rights to an unborn child. Those rights are only conferred after the birth of the child and only after legal paternity is established as outlined by state laws in New York.

Depending on the jurisdiction, the biological father has certain rights. You should hire an attorney.

Yes, but efforts are under way to pass laws to make it illegal.

No. As the grandparent you have no rights to the child. But since she is not married to the father he will have to prove paternity with a DNA test if he wants parental rights such as custody, visitation and pay child support.

If the parents are married both of them have equal rights to the child after the child is born. Before the birth of the child the father is not always given the same rights as he would have after the birth. For example, if the mother chooses to terminate the pregnancy things can get extremely complicated. If the parents are unmarried, the law presumes the mother to have sole custodial rights to the child before and after birth. The father must first establish paternity and then petition the court for custodial or visitation rights to the child.

No. There can be no legal custody actions taken until the child is born.

Unless the couple are married the alledged father has no rights to a child therefore cannot relinquish such rights until the child is born and parentage is established to the satisfaction of the court. Likewise, custody, visitation and child support issues cannot be addressed until parentage is established through paternity testing.

Termination of parental rights does not terminate one's child support obligation.

he may enter his room and commit acts of adultery at any time he so choses.

I would believe so, if you are the father you have 50/50 rights unless the state you live in has unusual laws.

No. Her engagement to the father of her then-unborn child, Casey Aldridge, was called off shortly after taking place.

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