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Now he wants to be on the birth certificate

My baby son's dad is not named on his birth certificate and he hasn't got his surname either. The reason for this is because we aren't married and when you aren't married, both parents have to be present at the registration and since he wasn't remotely interested for the first 16 weeks of my baby’s life, he didn't come with me to register his birth. He has been such an a** hole that I just don't want anything to do with him because he has made no attempt to contact me until my baby boy was 16 weeks old.

My little boy deserves more than this, it makes me cry all the time that I had a baby with such a waste of space. But now suddenly (and I don’t know why) he wants to be on the birth certificate and wants access. I don’t want him in my son’s life at all but I don’t know what his legal rights are.

Some help and advice would be great. Thank you. 


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  • Deborah63
  • @2014-02-03 22:31:19
  • United Kingdom
  • Age: 58
Having let my son stay in touch with his idiotic father and regretted it, I’d say stick to your guns and have nothing to do with him and get a solicitor or if you can’t afford on or go to the citizens advice.
He would need to go to the court and get a paternity order, then he can have some kind of parental responsibility. At the moment he has no rights. It sounds like he wouldn’t bother to do that if he wasn’t interested in the first 16 weeks!

I hope you get it sorted. sad
  • HarryG90
  • @2014-02-03 22:33:23
  • United Kingdom
  • Age: 31

Are you going to try and claim maintenance from him I wonder?

"Are you going to try and claim maintenance from him I wonder?"

No, I’m not Harry as I don’t want him in our lives at all.
  • KatrinaR55
  • @2014-02-03 22:35:51
  • United States
  • Age: 66
The rules in the US are totally different on this subject and I’m not sure what they are in the UK, get a lawyer asap!
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