Can I put my boyfriend's name in the birth certificate even if he is not the biological father? 10 Answers as of February 12, 2013I’m 6 months pregnant and am in a relationship. He's not the biological father but wishes to be on the birth certificate. I want nothing to do with the baby's father. He abused me physically, verbally and mentally. He even said that when the baby comes out, he would brain wash her and make her hate me. He was using Crystal methamphetamine. My current boyfriend whom I've known for 6 years wants to help me raise my daughter but I'm scared I might get in trouble if I put him on the birth certificate even though he's not her biological father.
John Russo | John Russo
Yes and no if you put his name on and the real father does not make an issue of it and stays away and say a year or two, or three down the road you split up then your boyfriend will be legally presumed the father and be responsible for the support of that child, and all the DNA testing in the world will not change that fact in the eyes of the court, he will have no chance of winning that argument, unless at that time the real dad voluntarily decides that he is willing to take on the responsibility, the key term there is VOLUNTARILY, and I have never seen that happen because they find out that the other guy is on the hook for child support and that is fine with them, so make sure this guy knows what he is getting into by putting his name on that document, he is saying I am the daddy and he can do it if he wants to, and the real father does not find out right away and objects, because with the passage of time the more the issue becomes moot, and the non-father becomes the legal father.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
You cannot put your boyfriend's name on the birth certificate. It sounds like it would be best to leave the father blank. If you marry your boyfriend and he wants to adopt the child, then a new birth certificate could be issued at that time with his name.
Answer Applies to: Georgia