Currently pregnant with my boyfriend child but I'm still legally married can I stillll put my boyfriend name on baby birth certi
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You cannot put your boyfriend's name on the Birth Certificate unless you lie to the hospital and say you are not married because your marital status goes on the Birth Certificate. This is technically a crime of False Statement on a public document. You should not do this.
So, when the hospital knows that you are married, the hospital will require that your husband's name is on the Birth Certificate -- or no name for the Father - -because Maryland law is that your husband is presumed to be the father of your child. I do agree that you should get your boyfriend to sign an Affidavit of Parentage whether or not his name gets on the Birth Certificate.
All of this is solved if you get divorced before the child is born. The fastest way to get divorced is to hire a very good divorce attorney who knows how to settle cases and get cases through the court system quickly and efficiently - this is our specialty.
If you cannot get divorced before your child is born, there is a way to get the true biological father on the Certificate but it is difficult and becomes impossible if you wait too long.
You can and should put your boyfriends name on the birth certificate. You should also make sure your boyfriend signs the parentage affidavit. Obviously, if there are any marital assets, your husband will use the adultery as part of that case. You may want to meet with a lawyer to discuss this matter in greater detail.
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No. You either put your husband's name or no name at all. Unless you can get divorced before the child is born.
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