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    Default What are a Father's Rights and Responsibilities for an Unborn Child

    My question involves paternity law for the State of: NY.

    What if woman is pregnant and wants to keep child but paternal father does not want to? What rights does father have? If child is born what responsibilities must paternal father adhere to? If father moves out of state before child is born, which state law applies?

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    Default Re: What Rights/Responsibilities Does Paternal Father Have to Unborn Child

    The putative father has absolutely no say in what Mom does before the birth - and even after that, he can't do a darned thing regarding Mom not wanting an adoption.

    Once the baby is born, the putative father can file to establish child support, joint legal and some sort of shared parenting plan.

    Jurisdiction would be where Mom gives birth.
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    Default Re: What Rights/Responsibilities Does Paternal Father Have to Unborn Child

    Takes two to tango. If you did not want to be a father...there are things called condoms, vasectomies, abstinence....

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    What if woman is pregnant and wants to keep child but paternal father does not want to?
    This is something you should have discussed together BEFORE engaging in activities that could result in the making of a child. Once you throw your sperm out into the universe, you cease to have control over what happens with it. If you're asking if you have any legal ability to keep mom from having the baby, the answer is no, you don't.

    Once the bundle of joy is born, either parent can seek paternity testing, child support, visitation, etc. in family court in the jurisdiction where the child is born/living.
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    What are a Father's Rights and Responsibilities for an Unborn Child

    Very simple. None and None.

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    Default Re: What are a Father's Rights and Responsibilities for an Unborn Child

    If you and her both move out of state, her new state would not have jurisdiction over you to establish paternity, unless by coincidence you moved to the same state, or you have some connection to that state. If she is in the state where you two had sex and conceived the baby, that state would have jurisdiction over establishing paternity. After paternity is established, the state where she and the baby live would have jurisdiction over child support etc. Good luck dude your 'right' will be to pay support and never see the kid most likely.
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    My question involves paternity law for the State of: NY.

    What if woman is pregnant and wants to keep child but paternal father does not want to? What rights does father have? If child is born what responsibilities must paternal father adhere to? If father moves out of state before child is born, which state law applies?

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    Default Re: What are a Father's Rights and Responsibilities for an Unborn Child

    Once again, the state where Mom gives birth will have jurisdiction.
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