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Ex girlfriend doesnt want my name on our childs birth certificate

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Ex girlfriend doesnt want my name on our childs birth certificate so I wouldnt have to pay child support. We are good friends and she knows I will support our child no matter what. If I put my name on the birth certificate do I automatically have to pay child support?

LADY LAWYER :

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LADY LAWYER :

No, you would not automatically have to pay support. She would have to get a court order for you to have to pay support or seek it through the TX Child Support Enforcement Office.

LADY LAWYER :

If your name is XXXXX XXXXX BC, it may be easier to seek support in the long run but if you plan to support the baby anyway, this should not be an issue.

Customer:

She was telling me that I would have to no matter what...Thats why I came on here for advise.. I want to have my rights over our child.

Customer:

Well I guess thats it for now. Thank you!!!

LADY LAWYER :

Understandable. You can also sign an affidavit of paternity stating that you are the father. If you want joint custody, you will have to file a Petition for Custody at your local county courthouse.

LADY LAWYER :

This will keep her from being able to move away with the child and you will have decision-making ability and visitation with your child even if things go sour between you and her at some point.

Customer:

She is going to let me see the child whenever I want to. We dont want to take anything to court. We dont want set dates for me to see her

LADY LAWYER :

That is awesome. To answer your question then, putting your name on the BC does not mean you will have to pay support in a set amount. You can just support your child as the child needs it without the intervention of the court.

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Customer:

Awesome...Thank you. This has been eating at me for a long time. Feel alot better now!!!

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