My question involves paternity law for the State of: Michigan.
I hope someone could give me some insight on this situation.
I am currently pregnant due in the next few weeks. The father of the child and I split up when I was 3-4 months along.
We had a DV issue. I called the police, charges were brought, but I never went to court so they were dropped against him. I moved out.
During this time, I have tried to contact him over and over to find out what he plans to do when our child is born. He is completely avoiding me, which is fine. I don't plan to go out of my way when the child is born. I will just leave him off the birth certificate. Basically, I just want him to be in the childs life completely or out of it completely.
I'd like to know what his rights will be if he does not sign the birth cert. Also, will he be able to show up 2-3 years from now and get visitation with a child that he does not know? After a period of time would I be able to prove abandament on his part?
Thank you for the advice in advance.