The mother and I were never married and our son has lived with his mom since birth. I signed the birth certificate and possibly signed an affidavit to acknowledge paternity but I am not sure its been years. Can the mother legally enroll our child in school without me? Will I have to get a court order to establish my rights as a father? Do I have to agree to blood testing if I know my son is mine?
Until you get a valid custody judgment (part of which will involve a declaration of your paternity) then whatever rights you have to participate in major life decisions concerning the child will not be enforceable. An attorney could help you fix this.
You need an attorney to file a Petition for Filiation to assert your parental rights and demand a paternity test.
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