Please don't judge me first off. I'm doing the best I can. I had my son almost 2 years ago. I left his dad when I was pregnant because I caught him doing drugs and he refused to seek help. I had to get a restraining order after that because he threatened to kill me. During this time I found out he had been extremely abusive to his ex wife and stepchildren as well. Towards the end of my pregnancy, my ex husband and I tried to reconcile. We have 2 girls together and we wanted to make our family work. My ex husband and I have come to the conclusion that it will never work. He is a cheater and can't remain faithful. He had put his name in my sons birth certificate but if we aren't together, I don't want him to be responsible for my son. I am going to court to have his name removed but I don't want to put his bio dad's name on the certificate. When my son is older and wants to know his dad, I will arrange it but for now, I won't put my sons safety in the hands of an addict. I don't want food stamps, or child support so please don't attack me. Do I have to put his bio dad's name on the birth certificate? I'm in Michigan if it makes a difference. I have been researching and asking around but so far, I've just found a bunch of rude people who really don't have an answer. My daughter is terminally ill and receives Medicaid and SSI. if I don't put a fathers name on my sons birth certificate, will it affect my daughters benefits?
on Oct. 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM