For the last 5 months of our university course , my ex-partner and i lived together at my parents property near to our university. After successfully completing my university course, i moved into my girlfriend/ex-partners family house where i lived for24 weeks, sharing a room with my ex-partner and sharing the house with her family. My baby girl was born 11/12/12 and my ex-partner threw me out when my daughter was only a few days old because she saw old facebook message in facebook history section, i did not have an affair nor did she accuse me of having an affair.My ex-partner has registered my daughters birth, the day after she threw me out, but not entered me on the birth certificate. She declared father unknown even though she acknowledges me as the father.My ex-partner and baby continue to live at her parents home. I am allowed to have contact with my baby for 1 hour once a week. I pay £200 per month to my ex-partner to support my baby. i have no disposable income and borrow money every week simply to pay for my food and fuel to get to work. I need to know how i can get a Declaration of Paternity/Parentage please. I would also like to know how much access/contact time i am allowed and how often, with my daughter.
I dont know whats best for me. I want to be known as the father of my child and would like my name to be on the birth certificate, i am happy for my child to live with her mother but want regular access for reasonable time, for example i was only allowed 1 hour this week meaning i didnt have time to drive home with my baby as i live 25 minutes from her house so we just sat in the car at a roadside lay-by.
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