My question involves paternity law for the State of: New York
My daughter and her boyfriend are both 17 and she is pregnant and due anytime. She wants to put his name on the birth certificate and everywhere I read that is a bad thing to do. I was told to not have her do that and then when paternity is established then they would do custody and child support at the same time. Her medical bills will be covered but not the unborn childs once she is born. I was told she can't get medicaid for the baby's bills if she put him on the birth certificate. I don't want to end up having to pay thousands in medical bills because she insists on putting him on there.
thanks for any help.
mom of teen