He wants to sign his rights over...can i still get child support??
First of all I am so glad i have found this site. Thank you in advance for any help you give me. I really appreciate it. I have friends that have kids but none of them had the issues i am having.
I am 22 weeks pregnant and the father of my child hasnt been around for the entire pregnancy except for about the first week that i told him. We only dated for a short time, but I broke up with him about 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant. I heard through friends that he was talking about signing his rights over. I confronted him abou it and he would never give me a straight answer. Now he finally has, he said he is contacting a lawyer to see what he has to do to sign over his rights. I told him that i would prefer him to be a dad but that i cant force him to be someone he doesnt want to be. So if that is what he chose to do then i would let him. But if i do does that also mean he doesnt have any financial responsibilities? Can the judge still make him pay child support? I have a decent job but a child is expensive. But just because he doesnt physically want to be there I think he should still be financially responsible. Right?? It took both of us to make this little girl. Not just me. I just dont know how to handle this.