DearCustomer- I'm not sure what you mean by "not being around" but you certainly will have parental rights to your child. You can apply for legal custody and/or visitation and will have the right to participate in the child's life. If you do not live nearby you can arrange for long distance visitation such as a few weeks at a time.
You will also have the responsibilities of a parent meaning child support and the sharing of various expenses. After the baby is born you will need to file in the local court to establish your parental rights.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at Law
If she applies for child support and the baby is yours then you will be obligated to pay regardless of whether you are involved in the child's life. You will have, as I said above, all the rights of any parent as to visitation and/or custody if you choose to be involved.
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