Q: Do i have any rights to a child ive never seen or been around she will be 8 and im not on the birth certificate
The mothers soon to be ex husband wants custody of said child.. Because the mother ran off and left him with the child. And now the step father of child wants the "bio father" to sign rights off so he can adopt the child. Does the alleged bio father have any rights at all to sign off in the first place? Child was born and is living in mississippi..
A: Yes, even though bio father may not be on the birth certificate, he still has rights that he can pursue, which would in turn be superior to the stepdad. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a lawyer sooner rather than later, as these types of cases can get very nasty, very quickly. Feel free to reach out to any lawyer on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers, including myself, offer free consultations to see how we can help out.
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