My child’s father and I were never married... he disappeared when I was 6 months pregnant and reappeared four days after she was born. I take her to see him whenever he asks to see her but never drop her off because I fear she will not be taken care of properly. I take her to visit his family members with him as well, whenever asked. He goes weeks at a time without checking on her & then pops back up whenever he pleases. She just turned four months and now he’s threatening to take me to court to get put on her birth certificate & rights to see her without me present. He’s done this many times before but has never followed through with it. I received papers in the mail stating I have an appointment with the child support office but I never requested this. Do I have to go? What should I do?
Consult with an attorney. Either party may initiate a paternity action in court. Did the child support papers mention his name? If so then maybe he initiated this through the child support office. In any event you can take action or leave it up to him to file it. If you want child support from him you will have to allege he is the father and ask for support. He will be entitled to admit paternity or deny it and ask for a DNA test.
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