My sons father abused my two older kids both from a previous relationship and we just had a son together but the court has put a protective order over me and my son and a no contact order as well however i went ahead and got a dna test done and we are set to go back to court this week and my question is will the court assign him an attorney and will he be able to file a petition for legitimacy
Several issues to look at based upon your question. First, when you say you are going back to court are you talking about the Criminal Court dealing with the Child Abuse? Is this sexual abuse or child abuse? If this is a Criminal Matter an attorney has already been made available to him either because he retained one or one was made available.
If your hearing is actually dealing with Paternity he will not have an attorney appointed. People are not entitled to free lawyers unless their liberty is at stake-clear in criminal cases but also in civil cases where contempt of court might be an issue.
Even if there are serious allegations against him, our boyfriend still has both a right and an obligation to support his own child so, yes, he can seek being named the father of the child.
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