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DaisyElla
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Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 3:38 pm 
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sorry to ask, and it probably sounds worse than it is...
what rights does a biological father have if he is not named on the birth certifiate...
due to domestic violence i would rather not have to put him on and let him ruin her life too...
since it has happened he has not even been intouch to see how the baby is or if he badly effected her or anything...

i dont care about child maintenance or anything like that...i just dont want him any where near me or baby,...
and i know for a fact his mother will make him apply for custody.

where do i stand and what can i do? xxx
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Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 6:05 pm 
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As far as i know he has no right. Whereas fathers named on the birth certificate after 2003 automatically aquire parental responsibility. So long you guys were not married he is pretty much out the picture. Unless he decides to take you to court.

If you feel you are both at risk then you should go to your solicitor or citizens advice and see about applying for an injunction...whilst they can be ineffective at least you know if he breaks it he can be arrested and charged.
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Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:06 pm 
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hi it sounds like ur in the same situation has me. im not putting the babys dad name on the birth cerf and if he wants to take me 2 court he will av 2 get a dna test 1st!! that will be a nice expense 4 im x
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Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:49 am 
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According to the law, If you dont put his name on the birth certificate he has no Parental Responsibility and therefore cannot make any decision about names. school, religion, where baby lives etc - this does not mean that he has no financial responsibility though, should you decide to persue him for maintenance. Also if you are not married then the father would have to be with you in person to put his name on or sign an official and witnessed document for you to take with you so if you dont want him on it should be fairly simple to register your baby without him.

I am in a similar situation and will not be putting the fathers name on either. I am of the same thought as Mylillamb that if he wants to go on he will have to take me to court - this is expensive for him but for my own situation, at least it will prove to me that he wants to have a relationship with his child. If your guy decides to do that then you will have a good argument to say to the court that it is not in the best interest of your child due to domestic violence, but i think Tealbutterfly makes a good point..you should try and get injunction/advice etc as it will also make your case stronger if him or his family take you to court for visitation rights or custody.

Good luck hun xxxx
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Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:03 pm 
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thanks ever so much for that...
just needed it clarified cos i had heard briefly about it...
it all sounds and feels a bit mean but im glad somone knows where im coming from...
with regards to injunctions ect...when i had to go to be checked out at hospital the midwife there said it has to go down on records and social services have had to be informed...also that if he attempts to find us at the hospital he and his family will be escorted off the premisis. is this similar? xxx
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Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:08 pm 
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my babys dad got charged to 15 month in prison for what he did to me. but wen he gets out he isnt allouded in my villae or any were near me cause he is seen as so high risk also ill have 2 have panic alams. also with the socile services i have to see them now and again cse ov what happened with me they was worried that i wud get back with him. but now they no i wont and think im ganna be a good mum so thats made me happy. as for his family i have no idear what will happen. the dad gets out in late july early augurst so im dreading it. i no im ganna have sum serious problems with them!! xx
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