Signing the birth certificate isn't that significant. The key issue is whether any man acknowledges he is the father (like signs a recognition of parentage) and the period to revoke it ends or if there is a court proceeding establishing a father. If either of these doesn't happen, the child only has presumed fathers, not an adjudicated "legal" father and you would be vulnerable to her later claiming you are the father, being established as the legal father, and being vulnerable to child support.
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Hello. Congratulations on you being a new father. Yes, the mother, and the county may 'come after you' for child support if you are not on the birth certificate. Neither mothers nor fathers (or some other man) sign the birth certificate. You should seek private attorney counsel. This website provides general information, not the detailed legal advice of which you are in need. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will confer initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.
Tricia Dwyer, Esq., Family Law, Father's Rights Law, Child Custody & Child Support Law, Rule 14 Qualified Neutral, Minnesota Supreme Court Roster Mediator, Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC, Phone: 612.296-9666 EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR until 8 p.m. daily. See www.dwyerlawfirm.net