He does not want to marry her, he was about to break it off and go back to college. If a DNA test proves the baby is his, what are his rights, obligations, etc. She did not tell him, he found out from one of her friends. What is she leaves the state?
There is nothing he can do at this moment (until the child is born). He cannot keep her from leaving the state just because she may be pregnant.
Once the child is born he can file a paternity action and ask for time sharing and other relief if he so desires.
In addition to what attorney Yeldirim has stated he will also have a financial responsibility to the child when he or she is born and can be held responsible for prenatal care and medical expenses related to the birth of the child.
Daniel Bachert, Esq.
The Bachert Law Firm, P.A.
330 Clematis Street, Suite 222
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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I am a family law attorney in Bradenton. Your son has a few choices. The first is to file a Petition for Paternity and request a DNA test. If he is the Father then he can establish in the Paternity case to establish a parenting plan and child support. If the mother resides in Manatee County or the 12th Judicial Circuit and the child was concieved there, it is very possible that your son could require her to return with the child or at least establish a parenting plan that would require her delivering the child to him for contact. Once the Court case was filed and she was served, she would have to have Court permission to leave and the case would be based on Manatee County, until neither parent lived in county. The 2nd option is to hire a mediator and perhaps mediate the DNA testing and parenting plan before filing any litigation and then just record the agreemement in the family law case if all partiers are in agreement (if he is the father of course). My firm will talk to any parent in family law case for $50 as a 1/2 consutlation and if hired, the consultation fee is waived. My firm also has a attorney who is a family law mediator and could pre-filing mediate the case for a flat fee of $450.00 You can call our firm at (941) 799-3015 for more information.
At the least I would suggest talking to an attorney right away.
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