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If you dont put the babys dad on the birht certificate can he still get visitation or custody rights?

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Asked by mommy2be2008123 at 2:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • If he fights for it he can.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • Yes. The birth certificate doesn't prove paternity. He can sue for a DNA test and he can fight for his rights as a parent.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:44 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • Now don't quote me on this, but I think that once paternity is established then yes, he can get visitation and MAYBE if he fights for it, split custody,

    Answer by Aprilmorgans at 2:45 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • Of Course! All he has to do is request a Paternity Test!

    Answer by amydh at 2:45 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • Yep if he fits and says he is the father, you will need to get a dna test done. If he is the father, he will get rights, and you cant do anything Unless you fight it and say he is a bad parent! Or on drugs, or abusive and stufff like that. My dd father was not on the BC and he did not fight it. she is now 3 and he has nothing to do with her. My 2nd dd the same thing.!!! You dont have to put his name down. If you do that gives him more rights, I think?

    Answer by whoops2 at 2:45 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • Yeah, of course, whether you put the father on the birth certificate or not it doesn't stop him frombeing the father of this baby. So if a paternity test was done he could quite easily fight for the child.

    Answer by haleykarson at 2:46 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • yes

    Answer by charisma10 at 2:48 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • He can also have a judge put his name on the BC and in some cases force you to hyphenate or change your child's last name. Just because you didn't put him on the BC doesn't name he isn't the father and if he can prove he is more stable than you are he can get custody. Nowadays it doesn't matter if your married/not married or if your mom or dad, your both equal until a judge picks one of you or both of you to parent the child.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 3:49 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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