Hello. Thank you for coming to JustAnswer. I am Thoreau and I am sending this answer to you only a few minutes after you asked your question.
I am very sorry that you're having to go through that. Pregnancies are very stressful, and they're even more stressful when you have to go through them alone. You don't deserve to have to deal with that. "How can a father get out of his legal financial responsibilities?" He can't. Fathers don't get to decide they won't support their children and men can't force mothers
to have an abortion. If he refuses to acknowledge paternity
at the birth of the child, you can file a paternity action. The court will then order a DNA test and once it is convinced that he is the biological father, it will legally establish him as such. The court can then establish child support, visitation
, etc. He could drag things out a little bit by fighting the matter, disputing the amount of support, etc., but the court's order will be retroactive to the date of petition and he can be ordered to pay a portion of maternity expenses as well. The state is on a mother's side in such matters and you can obtain very affordable assistance from the Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General's Office will help you establish paternity and support, and the Office will help you enforce that order once it's established.
I'm very sorry that you're having to go through that and I wish you and your child all the best.