Punta Gorda, FL asked in Family Law and Adoption for Florida

Q: girlfreind pregnant by another guy before we met

My gf is pregnant by another man. We live in Florida if that matters. If we both decide to say it is my baby and we get married before baby is born do I have to adopt child? I feel it would be easier to just go on with life saying it is mine. Thanks!

Edit: we both want to just put my name on birth cert when child is born

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Gregory P. Farrar
Gregory P. Farrar
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Pensacola, FL

A: Should you marry before the baby is born you would then be the presumptive legal father of the baby as the husband is the presumptive father of a child born of married couple.

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