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== == If you are the father i suggest you seek legal advice immediately. The earlier you get this started the quicker things will happen as often the case the mother seems to have all rights and you will get what is left. Make sure legal documents are written up to show custody and/ or visitation rights. If the relationship between the mother and you are strained make sure you keep a diary of everything that happens and keep your nose clean so she doesn't have any evidence to file things like protection orders against you to stop you seeing your child.

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There are so many circumstances with this procedure and I use "procedure" lightly as I can understand where you are coming from and it's heart-breaking to say the least. First off, DON'T SIGN ANY PAPERS PREVIOUSLY TO THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY no matter how many institutions or family members are pressing you to do so. You have every right to see your baby after birth, but, if you have signed any papers stressing otherwise then you will have to go to court. If you have signed papers to give up your baby to a set of parents If you have signed papers to give your baby up for adoption If you have signed papers to give your parents/boyfriend/ex husband custody If you have signed papers to make your baby a ward of the court (they decide where the baby will go. Whether married or not, giving birth comes down to the same thing ... most mothers are extremely emotional over this miracle of birth, thus it is unfair for any family member, lawyer or institution to press you into signing papers at this emotional time in your life. Wait until you have given birth, then in a week or so you will have to make hard decisions such as: Am I too young to look after this baby? Am I old enough to work and make a good \wage to raise my baby (they are expensive little angels.) Do I have proper health care for my baby? Will the baby be brought up in a loving home? If you decide you can't raise the baby on your own, then you can ask for help perhaps from your parents. Some parents will agree, others will not and unfortunately, some young people don't have parents to go to. Some couples that can't have children will often go through a lawyer for adoption. If you so chose to find the right parents to raise your baby then it's important that in that contract, if you so chose, you can have visitation rights, but be warned ... most young couples adopting will not agree that you let the baby know you are the mother when the child is underage. The parents who may adopt your baby will often offer to send pictures of your child to keep you up-to-date. No one can force you to do anything, but if Child Welfare finds out you can't raise your baby in a safe environment with good health care for that child they can take your child away from you. I know you have a lot to think of. When things come at you too fast, YOU SLOW DOWN and think. Take a few deep breaths and actions on problems are best left until one has calmed down, otherwise mistakes you can't rectify are made and there could be some very unwanted emotional upsets. Good luck God Bless Marcy

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Can the parents of a pregnant minor keep the minor from seeing the father of the baby?

Yes, they can. Once the baby is born he can seek visitation rights to the child in court, but he only has rights to see the child, not the mother.

How do you sign your rights over to the father of your unborn baby?

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

Can you move out when you're 16 and have a baby?

Only with parental consent. You don't get more rights when having a child as a minor. You just get rights to the child.

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His rights are to pay child support and petition for visitation.

If you have a baby through an affair with a married man does his wife have any rights to the child?

no because that's not her child with him that's your child with him

If a man is founded as a child abuser and your child is the one he abused but is not the father of the abused child but is of your unborn child does he have rights to the unborn baby?

A court would never award custody or visitation rights to a convicted child abuser.

Can a father sign his parental rights before the baby is born?

A father can not sign his parental rights prior to a child being born, because the child has not been born so he technically has no rights.

If you marry a female tha has a child and is from Mexico does the baby have rights to live in the us?


In the state of Florida can the father of a child sign over all rights and not pay child support if he wants nothing to do with the baby?

only if the child is then adopted

You live in Alabama you are 18 and pregnant and your boyfriend is 16 His parents want him to have nothing to do with his baby What are his rights as far as seeing his child?

Whatever his folks say his rights are. If he hasn't been emancipated, he has no rights to the child. That's why you don't pick an underage father for your child.

Does a 22 year old white male have rights to his unborn baby?

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

If a minor child have a baby does the minor child's parent have rights to the baby?

In the US, they don't have any automatic rights, but they can certainly go to court and attempt to obtain rights. Rather they will be successful, depends on all the factors of the situation.

Does the mum of the baby have right to stop the dad from seeing the baby?

Not if he gets a court order for visitation. Both are parents and have rights to the child.

Can a man give up his parental rights if he has a baby with someone besides his wife so he wont have to pay child support?

You still have to pay child support. Parental rights and child support are 2 separated issues. You have to pay for your child unless the child gets adopted.

Does father have parental rights before the baby is born?

No, he does not have parental rights until the child is born. If the parents are unmarried he must establish his paternity legally through the courts. If the parents are married the father has equal parental rights after the child is born.

What are the rights of grandparent if your sons pregnant girlfriend gives baby up for adoption?

They would have zero rights to the child however that does not mean they couldn't adopt the baby if they wanted to. Grandparents would have to go through the courts and prove they are able to take care of the child in question.

What can a father do if he doesn't want the unborn child?

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

I am from the us I am married to a Mexican women and I have a baby with another women from china the baby was born in Mexico does this child have rights to live in the USA?

Assuming you are an American citizen, your child definitely has the right to live in the states.

Does a father have more rights on a child than a illegal mother?

The illegal mother does not have rights to your biological child. So yes you do have full rights to your child then the illegal mother. Only the biological mother has rights to the baby unless its done in court. There's no such thing as an "illegal mother" - motherhood is not a crime. I suspect the author of the question meant to say that the child's mother is an undocumented alien. If so, in the US she has the same rights to her child as a citizen.

If you are pregnant and getting a divorce does your husband have the right to give his rights away and not pay child support when the baby is born?

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.

Can a father of an unborn child out of wedlock stop the mother of the child from moving out of the country before giving birth?

No the father has no paternal rights until the baby is born.

If unmarried can a mother give her baby the fathers last name?

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When a married woman has an affair and has a child with that man what rights does her husband have to the child?

Since you have become pregnant from having affair with another man and if your husband has forgiven you and is acceptable of the baby then the two of you can raise that child. However, if the biological father is interested in his own baby then he has some visitation rights. If you husband does not want to raise another man's baby then you will have to consider at least separation from your husband or divorce if you want to raise this child alone. The man you had the affair with should pay child support. You would be wise to seek legal advice.

What rights does a husband have to baby with a mistress?

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Does he have any rights to my baby even thow he is under age and not with you anymore?

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