But if HE signs it (and it must be his signature -- the woman can't write the name in), he is legally responsible.
No, you don't, unless you took some kind of other legal action to accept parentage.If I live with my girlfriend and her kids in a state that doesn't have common law marriage and we split up, do I have parental rights (legally)? Regardless, he may once have been a parent to these children (legally), but no longer. He has no parental rights any longer (with the three).
He is the legal parent if he signed his name. It's that simple.
We're not sure of how or why this court ruled as it did. Could be Canadian law, but I doubt it, otherwise we'd be hearing about a lot of Canadian ex-boyfriends paying for children that weren't theirs by biology or adoption.
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there is a thread on this situation in the forumThe state says that because he did not work through a clinic or doctor, as state law requires, he can be held responsible ...
every unmarried father obligated to pay child support for the child resulting from their sperm would insist they were merely non-medically assisted sperm donors and therefor not obligated to incur child support had this case been decided in the opposite direction
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