What happens if you sign the birth certificate and you are not the father?

What happens if you sign the birth certificate and you are not the father?

Without the fathers name on the birth certificate a mother could allow a child to live with the father but she will have the right to demand the child to be returned back to her at any time.

Can a married mother keep the child away from the father?

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Sometimes taking your child from you is a crime, like "parental kidnapping." But if you are married, and there is no court order of custody, it is legal for the other parent to take your child. If you have sole physical custody, the other parent may not take your child away from you.

What rights does a father have to a child born out of wedlock in Florida?

Under Florida law, when children are born out of wedlock the father does not automatically have parental rights. Once paternity has been established, each parent has the legal right to seek child support, petition the court for a parenting plan and time-sharing arrangement, and have input on legal decision-making.

What rights does the father have if the baby has his last name?

Even if you are registered on the birth certificate as the baby's father, you have no right to insist that the child is given your surname. Married couples can choose any surname for their children – the surname does not have to be that of either parent.