Albany Child Custody Attorney Discusses an Agreement Without Going to Court
I am 35 weeks pregnant and me and the father are not together or living together. He wants to be part of his child’s life and help financially but he does not want to legally pay child support. We broke up due to him wanting me to originally terminate the pregnancy and me refusing to do so. The child will be living with me. And the only day he offered to take him will be on Saturday’s.
You can file a paternity petition prior to the birth of your child or he can acknowledge paternity at birth, at the hospital. I would recommend that you consult with a local Albany Child Custody Attorney to determine your right to child support. Without a court order, you have no guarantee that he will, indeed, “help”. And, “helping” is not the point. You both will now have a child and he has an obligation to provide consistent support based on his income. I would also recommend that you formalize any agreement that you enter into regarding custody and parenting time.
Are you looking to have a child custody agreement outside of court? Contact experienced Albany Child Custody Attorney Jean Mahserjian.