Q: I am having a baby by my boyfriend but am still married to my abusive husband.
We haven't lived or slept together since December 2015. And if I ask for a divorce he will fight it just to make my life difficult. He slept with 2 other women during the course of our marriage.I want to put my baby's biological father on the certificate and as their surname. Would getting legally separated and then doing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity help? I live in D. C
A: You can file for divorce, and you and the biological father can both fill out the birth certificate for your child and file it with the city. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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