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Thank you very much for your detailed answer. I don't believe that he would ever take this case to court to force paternity or visitation rights. As of now, he has said that he will not do that. However, he has asked to be on the baby's birth certificate. Is there any way that could happen?
As I understand it, it seems he has not done any research on the matter. My understanding is that no matter what there is no way that he can be added to the birth certificate However, once the child is born, if he is dead set on that, could he go to court and simply ask a judge to add him to the birth certificate?
If he has a paternity test that establishes that he is the biological father, yes, he can have the birth certificate corrected to show that. It's important for the birth certificate to be accurate, in case any genetic or medical issues ever arise. So, he'll be able to have it changed.The birth certificate application is typically signed under penalty of perjury, so it's actually a crime to knowingly make a false statement on the application - it's essentially falsification of government records. I don't know that he would actually go to the police, or that they would prosecute her if she listed you as the father, but it is theoretically possible. She should read the form very carefully to see what it says before inputting any information.
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