Atlanta, GA asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida

Q: is it illegal not to tell the baby’s father the unborn child’s gender?

Me and the baby’s father aren’t together and were never married. He had a lot of issues as in mental, money, probation, he was aggressive and manipulative,etc. I decided it was best for me to leave him and take care of myself and my pregnancy since he wouldn’t become responsible. I hadn’t heard from him for three months and then out of nowhere he texted me to ask about the baby’s gender and to tell me he had a lawyer with him. When I told him I couldn’t tell him until we go to court he got mad about it. I spoke to a lawyer before and was told I shouldn’t respond to him until I give birth and get things settled by court. Is it illegal not to tell him the gender until everything is settled in court? I don’t feel safe around him and much rather keep it to myself.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
Answered
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, your lawyer is correct; you don't have to tell him anything.

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • North Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, you don't have to share that information right now. Lots of people choose to delay knowing till the baby is born.

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