Before this child is born, there is nothing legally that can be done. As the biological father of a child, you can petition the court for a parenting plan whereby you have some type of custodial arrangement in place. You may have to prove you are the biological father first, unless it is not contested. Consult with a family law attorney to see what your options are.
When a baby is about to be born into a split family, it can be difficult. When your daughter has the child, you should file with the court for a Parenting Plan and Child Support. The Parenting Plan will be a court order that will determined based on what is in the best interest of the child. The Parenting Plan will lay out a Dispute Resolution Process, Decisionmaking Authority, Residential Schedule, and who is the Custodial Parent. Parenting Plans can be simple when the two parties work together, however, in more contested situations they can be very complicated. I would highly recommend that you consult a local attorney. I offer one free hour long consultations, as do other attorneys in the Vancouver, WA area. I hope this informaiton helps!
You can only take action once the baby is born. If you are on her birth certificate, then you need to petition the court for a parenting plan to get visitation with the child and an order of child support. If you do not put your name on the birth certificate you will have to take the same actions, but petition the court to establish paternity first. You will probably want an attorney to help you with this.
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