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Rights 1 child; Houston, Texas 850 posts
29th Nov '12

Does the Dad automatically have rights as soon as the baby is born or do I have to sign something in the hospital.....how does that work??? Getting closer to due date and need to squash these legal questions! Please...any advice???

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
29th Nov '12

If you put his name on the birth certificate,then yes.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 59992 posts
29th Nov '12

If you put him on the BC and he signs the acknowledgement of paternity, you both have equal rights, until you go through a court for custody or any such thing.



If you don't put him on the BC, he will not have rights unless he gets a paternity test (at least, in NY, all of this is).

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
29th Nov '12

He has rights as soon as the baby is born, but unless you're married a lot of times those rights can't be enforced until his name is on the Birth Certificate.

Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
29th Nov '12

i believe it is when HE signs the birth certificate and ADMITS LEGALLY that he is the father that his rights kick in...



its like how some people have to get a paternity test before they will allow the father custody if he isnt on the birth certificate



i believe this is right but im not 100% sure

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting kenℓeigh's mama:" Does the Dad automatically have rights as soon as the baby is born or do I have to sign something in ... [snip!] ... hospital.....how does that work??? Getting closer to due date and need to squash these legal questions! Please...any advice???"


if hes not on the b/c when babys born no... dna has to be established. then he would.

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
29th Nov '12

In Ohio the BC or DNA have nothing to do with rights. If the baby is born out of wedlock the father must prove paternity then go to court for rights.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 59992 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Hairspray:" In Ohio the BC or DNA have nothing to do with rights. If the baby is born out of wedlock the father must prove paternity then go to court for rights."


Does that include an acknowledgement of paternity (which they make you fill out to be on the BC), or DNA only?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting The Doctor:" Does that include an acknowledgement of paternity (which they make you fill out to be on the BC), or DNA only?"

It actually does. The Ohio code states that an unwed Mother has sole legal custody unless determined by a Court. It doesn't matter whether he signs the BC and gets a paternity test or not.

1 child; Houston, Texas 850 posts
29th Nov '12

Thanks yall :) Now i at least know where to start lol.

user banned Ohio 4193 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Hairspray:" In Ohio the BC or DNA have nothing to do with rights. If the baby is born out of wedlock the father must prove paternity then go to court for rights."


:!:

user banned Ohio 4193 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting The Doctor:" Does that include an acknowledgement of paternity (which they make you fill out to be on the BC), or DNA only?"


It's basically if he signs the BC he is acknowledging paternity and no further test is needed, but he has to take the mother to court for any sort of visitation rights or anything like that. In Ohio the mother is automatically given custody until the father takes her to court in the event that they are not married.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 59992 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" It actually does. The Ohio code states that an unwed Mother has sole legal custody unless determined by a Court. It doesn't matter whether he signs the BC and gets a paternity test or not."


WOW.



I am absolutely jealous. NY has a stick up its ass about equal rights, even if one parent doesn't do a damn thing. If they're on the BC, or get a paterntiy test (that proves it's their child), they have equal rights. Unless a custody hearing determines differently, but the courts here refuse to not give a parent rights just because they don't do anything for their child. (I know, as I said, I'm just jelly. :P)

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" It actually does. The Ohio code states that an unwed Mother has sole legal custody unless determined by a Court. It doesn't matter whether he signs the BC and gets a paternity test or not."


This is correct.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting The Doctor:" WOW. I am absolutely jealous. NY has a stick up its ass about equal rights, even if one parent doesn't ... [snip!] ... refuse to not give a parent rights just because they don't do anything for their child. (I know, as I said, I'm just jelly. :P)"

Oh, I completely agree. There's only a few states who still stick to the "Unwed Mother Law"