I have a known donor. Now that the baby is here I'm afraid he'll want more. What can be done? Can he take me to court? Thank you?
We have an agreement that he can visit sometimes seeing that he helped me conceive and I know him. I don't want to co parent.
He is not on the birth certificate. Live in Illinois.
- EdnaLv 74 weeks ago
It doesn't matter if his name's not on the birth certificate. If he wants to do so, he could demand a DNA test to determine paternity. If DNA test proves he's the father, he could sue for joint custody and visitation rights. After all, he IS the father.
- FoofaLv 74 weeks ago
Even if his name isn't on the bc he could always demand a DNA test to prove paternity and then take you to court for custody or visitation. This is why it's worth the expense to have a lawyer draw up your donor contract.
- Common SenseLv 71 month ago
Prior to getting pregnant, you should have had an iron-clad agreement with your baby daddy. As in you agree to no financial support and he signed away his rights as a father. Unless you have done that, he has rights to his baby as the child's father.
- CliveLv 71 month ago
Donor of what?...
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- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
Any sort of contract? If no, then maybe he can.
- David SLv 71 month ago
I just have to ask: Why in the world didn't you obtain an iron-clad agreement before going down this road?
- Badge 203Lv 51 month ago
Yep, he can sue for partial custody and he will win his case in court
Talk to a lawyer before he does
- NosehairLv 71 month ago
Get some advice from an attorney in your state to determine exactly what, if any, rights to the child the guy will have. He/she might need to look at the contract which should have been (?) written by an attorney.
- ExoplanetLv 71 month ago
Most states have code sections (aka "laws") concerning assisted conception and the agreements (aka "contracts") which can be drawn up concerning the same. Ya ain't larnya none o' that... oh well. The dad can petition for a determination of paternity, legally become the father, and petition for custody, visitation, and possibly obtain child support from you. But don't worry....
- MaxiLv 71 month ago
Yes of course he can, he can take you to court a court ordered DNA to prove he is the father and get court ordered visitation and/or apply for custody and f course pay child support