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When a mother gives birth does the father have any rights to

when a mother gives birth does the father have any rights to the baby. if the father is not on the birth certificate.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: and what right do i have

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Barrister

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My wife is in a foreign country and she had a son with

My wife is in a foreign country and she had a son with another man from the US. The relationship didn't work out and so the father flew back to the states. I am going to petition my wife and her son to the US. Once the boy arrives in the states, will it be possible to obtain child support for this child? However, we do not know where the father is. Plus, my wife didn't put the father's name on her son's birth certificate so I don't know if it's even possible to obtain child support anymore. If it's possible, I believe we would need to obtain a court-ordered paternity test if we even know where to find him. Also, if we do manage to get child support, will it be required that the father visit his biological son every week or does he the father have the option not to? What if he lives out of state? How much in child support will the father be paying per month until the child is 18 years old? Will it be possible to obtain back payments from the day the boy was born until present?

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LegalGems

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Do you know about Louisiana law? It's for my daughter. She

Do you know about Louisiana law?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: It's for my daughter. She has seen a public defenderJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes here is the situation. I do not wish to have an answer if they don't know Louisiana law. My daughter decided to leave her baby's father. They aren't married, but he is on parole. He never helps her with the baby, won't get a job, sleeps till noon or later, and when he's awake smokes weed all day. She's had enough and doesn't want to raise her baby in that environment any more. When he found out, he said he was going to take the baby where she'd never see him again. The police were called and since he was the natural father and was holding him, they said they couldn't stop him. It's been two weeks. All we can think about is how her baby screamed for her as she left (the police told her to because it was so contentious)

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JD 1992

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I live in North Carolina, the biological father lives in

I live in North Carolina, the biological father lives in Georgia.My daughter is 7 years old. A few years ago I took my daughter's father to court for child support. (I lived in North Carolina, and he in Gerogia.) He signed a Paternity Acknowledgement whenever she was 5 months old. Whenever she was 4 years old, I filed for child support and he challenged the paternity. They grated him a paternity test and found he was not the father. I had no idea. Now, (two years later) I have thought about it for some time and discovered her biological father. I have taken him to court for child support. The first man is still listed as her father on her birth certificate. She also knows her last name as his. Will she be required to change her name? Also, the man that is listed has moved somewhere in Washington state I am unsure of how I can get him to desestablish himself as the father. What would I do in this case?

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FamilyAttorney

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Im having a child with a woman who is still married, but

Im having a child with a woman who is still married, but separated. What can I do to have my name on the birth certificate? I live in NC.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NcJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I dont think so.

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JD 1992

Juris Doctor

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I was sued in IL for child support that I later found out is

I was sued in IL for child support that I later found out is not mine. Il law said I was responsible. My states law, Louisiana, says I am not. My ex spouse is moving to FL this month. When this happens, can I now obsolve my rights to the child?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: She has lived in IL for the last 5 years where I was sued for child support then. I live in Louisiana. Child support went through IL court. We found out said child is not mine due to paternity test 10 months ago. She and the child are both moving to Florida by the end of the month.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: We have not. I was actually searching for one online when I came across this websiteJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's pretty much everything.

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Phillips Esq.

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Iam a grandmother of a 7year old that i have custody of. The

Iam a grandmother of a 7year old that i have custody of. The father sign the birth cert. at the hospital. Before the child was born ask him to get an DNA he said he did not need one this was his child. So when the child was born the DaD? and his mom came to the hospital and i talke to his mom about and DNA and she said thiers no need this was her grand child. Now 7 years iam asking for child support and the child is not his he even change the baby name to his last name.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no just left court todayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: on

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Lucy, Esq.

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Why in the State of Alabama if you sign a birth certificate

why in the State of Alabama if you sign a birth certificate a man cannot get a paternity test?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Alabama and they were both unwed at the birth of the childJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes specifically told him what we needed showed him the birth certificate when we hired him. He assured us we would get a test got to court he said his hands were tied because of the birth certificate but we could get a test on the side when we get the child one dayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He was taken to court for two children but the one child he did not sign the birth certificate gave him the DNA swab and the child was not his

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Roger

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Can my partner and I obtain DNA from a 12 year old child, if

Can my partner and I obtain DNA from a 12 year old child, if he consents, without his biological mother's consent?

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FamilyAttorney

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JD

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