Step-Parent Obtaining Legal Rights

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    If my child's father is not involved, has no child support order, and is not on the birth certificate, is it legal for my husband to sign his birth certificate to become the legal father? (Indiana)


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    The actual rule of law regarding who may sign a birth certificate will likely vary from state to state. If you have your boyfriend sign the birth certificate, that does not automatically terminate parental rights of the child's father. For this to happen, your boyfriend would have to legally adopt your child. If your boyfriend signs the birth certificate, he may be liable to pay child support in the future. I would recommend leaving it empty until you consult with a family law attorney who can better advise you as to your states own laws.
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