Sheridan, MI asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Michigan

Q: My divorce was finally on aug 6 2019. I got pregnant only weeks after. Will they try n go back on my ex husband?

We were both in other relationships at the end of our divorce and still are. Because this pregnancy happened so close to the final stamp I’m worried they will try and go back on my ex husband if my child’s father decides to bail and not sign the BC.

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Kendra Ortega
Kendra Ortega

A: Your ex-husband is only considered the legal father of your child if you were pregnant during the marriage. If your pregnancy began after the Judgment of Divorce was entered by the court, your ex-husband will not be the legal father. You will want to make sure the baby's biological father signs an Affidavit of Parentage after your baby is born to establish paternity. Otherwise, the Court will need to make that determination in the future.

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