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What Are The Legal Rights of a Father?

By: Jack Claridge - Updated: 20 Jul 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
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As a general rule the mother will always have what is referred to as ‘parental responsibility’ for her children regardless of the father’s presence or absence. This is something that many think needs to be addressed by the government and legal institutions of the United Kingdom.

What are My Rights as a Father?

You have rights as the father of your child if:
  • If the child was born on or after December 1st 2003 and you are named on the Birth Certificate as the child’s birth father
  • If a Parental Responsibility Agreement is signed
  • If the birth certificate for the child held no father’s name but was later renewed to show yours
  • If a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace (JP) at the Family Court has granted you parental responsibility or an Order Of Residency

I Want to Enter Into a Parental Responsibility Agreement (PR) – Is This A Good Idea?

If you want to have a say in your child’s upbringing, then yes, it is a good idea. It is unfortunate that sometimes relations between both parents become so strained that the children will become the unfortunate tools that parents use to hurt each other.

If both parents can enter into such a PR agreement, it should ensure that both parties have a say in how their child are brought up. This does not necessarily cover the day-to-day living arrangements but it certainly includes larger concerns, such as what school their child should go to, the medical treatment they receive, what religion they should be taught, etc.

In some cases, the parents’ split is an amicable one and there will be no need for such an agreement. But often it is a necessity if a relationship has turned sour and neither party can agree without the intervention of the courts.

Financial Responsibilities

You have a financial obligation to help provide for your child’s upkeep. If a relationship breaks down, you have to expect that you will be required by law to pay something towards caring for your child and providing them with what they need.

This can be done by mutual consent between both parents – and if this is agreed upon it is important to have something written down so that all parties know exactly where they stand. If no agreement is made, or if you simply prefer it, Child Maintenance can be handled through the Child Support Agency.

The Child Support Agency requires that you pay 15% of your net income towards your child’s care and this increases to 20% cent for two children, 25% for three children and so on.

Visiting My Child

If you are named on the birth certificate as the father of the child, you have a legal right to see your children. This is sometimes tested to the limit if parents split under less than agreeable circumstances, and it can ultimately mean the involvement of the courts and family services to help mediate towards agreeable visiting rights for the father.

If you are in any of the above situations and feel you need advice, it is wise to contact the Citizens Advice Bureau or your local family services court for more information and support. It should be noted, however, that it is best – where possible – to try to resolve any issues between both parents with resorting to courts and solicitors as this can be as traumatic for the child as it can be for the parents. Read up about parental responsibility.

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Hi, I have tickets to be in the audience of a televised TV show and would like to take my children as I think they could really enjoy it. Their father is currently overseas and says I can't take them out to places without his consent. Does he have a point? Does he have the right to forbid me to take my children to shows, concerts etc?
MomOf2 - 20-Jul-17 @ 2:26 PM
Hi i would just like to know were i stand with this.... my ex is not on the birth certificate...he wants to get a dna test done an put hes name on the birth certificate..none of which i want....he also wants me to take me to court with all of this and fight to see my lil one but he is a screwloose and i dont want any of us near him but also she does not want to see him..she will be 6 in december...he was emotionally abusive to me for years...what are my rights and were do i stand with this. Thankyou x
caroline - 18-Jul-17 @ 12:56 AM
My wife left our marital home and went to her parents house where she still is just over 2months ago after a argument. My wife and her dad took my daughter the next day without my consent but my wife was with him. I believe my wife had/s post partum depression but wont seek help and her parents wont either. My wife has not hinted as splitting or a divorce but wont say whats happening. My wifes father over this time has become increasingly unreasonable, controlling and manipulative towards me. He is now posessive over my daughter and is telling me when i can see my child which he is restricting for no reason as i feel my daughter should be at the family home and i was happily caring fo her before including overnight. Where do i stand in relation to this?
Sprintstar - 17-Jul-17 @ 1:06 AM
Any help appreciated Separated from childrens farther i have eldest girl with suspected asd/adhd and a boy diagnosed autistic and baby jake nuro typical all fantastic. The relationship was controlling but i could never prove it as hes far to clever apart from my daughter told the school when he pushed me but i denied it as scared but its on file. The childrens dad is making everything hard he has regular contact every Saturday but he does not like he cant do what he wants and its foundation is to control and hurt me because i dont want him and didnt leave because he isoloated me and felt trapped. He wants a saturday to himself so now its every other Saturday but his met a new partner (an old friend of ours) hes moved in with in march (children only just getting to know and she's got two of her own) and moved in with her and hes wanting the children overnight. Im not comfortable about this because of the childrens well being they are special needs children and have to have a strict rountine abd my daughter has a medicated sleep condition. Hes turned up forgetting to bring the eldest carseat ive refused him to take them as the childrens safety is paramount and hes tried to take the boys ive refused and hes saying to everyone lies that im stopping him from seeing the children. I don't know where to go i cant do anything without being bullied by him and anything i say im not comfortable about he twists it to make out im a jealous ex and believe me far from the truth. I have made a structure with the kids its daddys day on a staurday and it was fine then hes kicking off with something else. He knows life is a struggle with the children and he knows that by causing these constant problems im sooooo tired of it all but my children are settled but its always not good enough for him always wants more. What can i do
Sam - 16-Jul-17 @ 2:56 PM
Any help appreciated Separated from childrens farther i have eldest girl with suspected asd/adhd and a boy diagnosed autistic and baby jake nuro typical all fantastic. The relationship was controlling but i could never prove it as hes far to clever apart from my daughter told the school when he pushed me but i denied it as scared but its on file. The childrens dad is making everything hard he has regular contact every Saturday but he does not like he cant do what he wants and its foundation is to control and hurt me because i dont want him and didnt leave because he isoloated me and felt trapped. He wants a saturday to himself so now its every other Saturday but his met a new partner (an old friend of ours) hes moved in with in march (children only just getting to know and she's got two of her own) and moved in with her and hes wanting the children overnight. Im not comfortable about this because of the childrens well being they are special needs children and have to have a strict rountine abd my daughter has a medicated sleep condition. Hes turned up forgetting to bring the eldest carseat ive refused him to take them as the childrens safety is paramount and hes tried to take the boys ive refused and hes saying to everyone lies that im stopping him from seeing the children. I don't know where to go i cant do anything without being bullied by him and anything i say im not comfortable about he twists it to make out im a jealous ex and believe me far from the truth. I have made a structure with the kids its daddys day on a staurday and it was fine then hes kicking off with something else. He knows life is a struggle with the children and he knows that by causing these constant problems im sooooo tired of it all but my children are settled but its always not good enough for him always wants more. What can i do
Sam - 16-Jul-17 @ 2:56 PM
my son 2 days ago by my partner kidnaped my son and took him 240 miles away for only wanting to be closer to her familiy i only found out this by finnishing work and found my babies clothes missing and ive been soo ill with fear hes turning 1 year old on the 18th of jully this tuesday shes playing mind games with me saying i can only see him via a video confrence 1 time a day she has had 2 children removed from her care for neglecting them and she started to do it with my baby no clean clothes dirty home and poor nutritional meals. It just isnt right how she can kidnap him from me his daddy right near his first birthday i havnt done nothing wrong Ever. I always done more and above for my son after a 12 hour shift ide clean the house the clothes and cook my normal day was 18 hours I miss my son too much my heart is bleeding i only have his blanket and thankfully it wasnt washed social servise are well aware of her history and her changes in her to update she smashed 2 phones i bought her i bought her everythin 4k tv ps3 ps4 tablet 2 phones and it wasnt enough i just want my baby back would you know what my rights would be
DaddylittleAngel - 14-Jul-17 @ 6:39 PM
Im findin it very difficult to find a mutual ground with my sons mum. My little boy means the world to me. Although i have access an pay maintance she makes it very difficult for us to get along. Im a strong minded person an find it hard to back down to her demands where my son is concerned. Are debates, arguments sometimes abuse to one another is stranin the fabric of my exsistence where my son is concerend. She threatens with solicitor letters injunctions. She moves the goal post when suits. Dont no what to do. I will admit i can be very stubborn but cringe of the thought that she can dictate just because she is the mother of my son.
Col - 10-Jul-17 @ 6:32 PM
Ree - Your Question:
My ex hasnt seen his 2 daughter's since Feb 2015. Him and his partner would give me lots of abuse and threats so the police gave them both a harassment warning and told him if he wanted to see the kids he would have to go through the correct legal proceedings. He hasnt bothered to do anything. I had to take him to court to remove his name from my tenancy agreement as he wouldn't do it despite being given loads of chances. He will do anything he can to keep control of me as we were in an abusive relationship and he would do drugs when he had our eldest and sometimes youngest. And regularly endangered them through this. He won't let my partner of 2years adopt them, I haven't asked him as I know he would refuse and it would cause and uproar of problems for me and the kids. Me and my partner are getting married in late 2017. We have a child of our own together also. My kids look to him as their dad and my eldest who remembers her dad doesn't even talk about him anymore and when she does it's only bad memories she has. Am I able to go through feed poll to change their names? My eldest and middle child are my ex's and he never bothered with our middle child she has no recollection of who her real dad is.

Our Response:
You will probably need to do this via the courts unfortunately. It should be relatively straightforward if you can prove the absence of the father etc.
LawAndParents - 7-Jul-17 @ 12:04 PM
My ex hasnt seen his 2 daughter's since Feb 2015. Him and his partner would give me lots of abuse and threats so the police gave them both a harassment warning and told him if he wanted to see the kids he would have to go through the correct legal proceedings. He hasnt bothered to do anything. I had to take him to court to remove his name from my tenancy agreement as he wouldn't do it despite being given loads of chances. He will do anything he can to keep control of me as we were in an abusive relationship and he would do drugs when he had our eldest and sometimes youngest. And regularly endangered them through this. He won't let my partner of 2years adopt them, I haven't asked him as I know he would refuse and it would cause and uproar of problems for me and the kids. Me and my partner are getting married in late 2017. We have a child of our own together also. My kids look to him as their dad and my eldest who remembers her dad doesn't even talk about him anymore and when she does it's only bad memories she has. Am I able to go through feed poll to change their names? My eldest and middle child are my ex's and he never bothered with our middle child she has no recollection of who her real dad is.
Ree - 6-Jul-17 @ 2:44 PM
My ex's cousin wants a dna test to prove to my ex that my son is his even though you can tell . My son is 3 . Ex lives the other side of the world doesn't care or even bothered about my son . His not on the birth certificate . When he found out he said he would kick him out of me then said when his little older w would kick him out d me . If I get the dna test does he have any rights . I don't want him anywhere near us were doing just fine . And he was abuseive. Thanks
Han - 4-Jul-17 @ 4:22 PM
JRC - Your Question:
My parnter has just found out he might have a 5month old baby boy but he has been told its in foster care where does he stand and how does he get dna test done

Our Response:
He may have to apply to the courts for this.
LawAndParents - 30-Jun-17 @ 2:45 PM
Hi my ex was absent for 9 year's,kids don't remember him and are 12 years of age now,it was violent relationship and he never showed interested in meeting my son's until a month ago when he threaten me that he will take it to court and demand access.Boy's don't want to do nothing to do with him and neither me.
jd - 27-Jun-17 @ 7:47 PM
TonyAce. - Your Question:
My x claims my 11 year old has a choice not to see me or talk to me.I've always had a close bond with him.I have text messages from his phone saying he wants to change his name to her partners name.If I text or contact her she phones the police and claim I'm harassing her.We have two sons and was banned from seeing them both ,until out the blue gave up my 14 year old who lives with me.He's very hard work as he has autism and she again said he had a choice as a child to choose who he lives with.Him and his mum clash a lot because of his behaviour but I get him to message his mum and visit her all the time yet she don't let me see my 11 year old.I'm so confused and the upset makes my life very hard.I support my son and I'm a single father with a full time job

Our Response:
While a child's opinions are considered, they can be heavily influenced by one parent so the courts rarely use it as a reason to stop contact entirely. If your ex will not agree to specific contact times, then ask if she will attend mediation - if that fails, you may have to consider court action.
LawAndParents - 26-Jun-17 @ 12:28 PM
My x claims my 11 year old has a choice not to see me or talk to me.I've always had a close bond with him.I have text messages from his phone saying he wants to change his name to her partners name.If I text or contact her she phones the police and claim I'm harassing her.We have two sons and was banned from seeing them both ,until out the blue gave up my 14 year old who lives with me.He's very hard work as he has autism and she again said he had a choice as a child to choose who he lives with.Him and his mum clash a lot because of his behaviour but I get him to message his mum and visit her all the time yet she don't let me see my 11 year old.I'm so confused and the upset makes my life very hard.I support my son and I'm a single father with a full time job
TonyAce. - 23-Jun-17 @ 2:40 PM
My parnter has just found out he might have a 5month old baby boy but he has been told its in foster care where does he stand and how does he get dna test done
JRC - 22-Jun-17 @ 11:38 PM
My son's ex has just said she's moving 330 miles from where she currently lives. There is a contact order for Friday to Sunday every other weekend. Obviously this arrangement will be very difficult to manage given that distance. Where does he stand? He's desperate to maintain regular contact with his child.
Coco - 21-Jun-17 @ 3:30 PM
Hello. I have stumbled across this site looking for information as a mum. My son is 5 in Oct and only seen his father a handful of times for a few hrs. The last time his father saw him was at his birthday party last year which I invited him to. Before that he left a 2 yr gap. He lied throughout my pregnancy with my son where he went with other women. Lied about his address, I have never been. He also lied about how old he was. He did not turn up to register my son and therefore is not on the birth certificate. He denied my child was his for the first few years until I went through the CSA and got a DNA test . He has been ordered to pay a monthly amount towards care. He doesn't phone my son or send any cards for birthdays and Christmas he's missed. I have also never met or heard from any of his family so I believe he has kept us a secret. I don't even know their names as He's lied about it. I also found out through VS A that he also has 2 other children he is paying for that he has never mentioned and I one wasn't aware of. He has contacted me saying he wants my son to stay at his house every weekend. This is the first time I've heard from him in a month. I have no idea where he lives, who he lives with, who he is associated with and have always offered for him to our son at my house . This really concerns me if he decides to act on it. Where do we both stand ? Thank you
DDK - 7-Jun-17 @ 7:21 PM
My wife and I have recently separated and initially I had contact with my son however it's now been 2 weeks since I've been allowed to see him and almost a week since I've been allowed to speak to him. My wife has informed me that she'll no longer answer my calls or reply to my messages and that I can't speak to, see or attempt to contact my son. I know this is wrong but she's threatening to call the police if I don't stop "harassing" her. What can I do?
ChrisH71 - 5-Jun-17 @ 12:46 PM
JJ- Your Question:
My ex partner (we were never married)and I had a child before December 2003. We split when she was young and my ex brought her up with her new partner! When my daughter turned 15 she started to cause her mom loads of issues so she dropped her at my door where I live with my current wife and 2 young kids.I obviously welcomed her into to our family home and tried to make her feel part of family, but in the last 18months I've had no end of issues with her taking drugs and stealing and constantly bringing police to our door,we've found drugs(tablets) on bedroom floor and she shares a bedroom with one of my other younger daughters, my wife says this is not acceptable and she no longer wants her in the house and around the other kids. Social services have said although she 17 we cannot kick her out or if we do they will open an investigation on our other kids saying that our parenting skills are in question!! My question is this:- can social services use this blackmail tactic on me even though by law I don't have parental responsibility since we weren't married? In my wife's eyes we have Parental responsibility to protect the younger kids from everything that is going off. My 17yr olds mom is refusing to take her back but surly under PR she can't just walk away and wash her hands of her after bringing her up all these years.

Our Response:
You don't have parental responsibility for her even if your name is on the birth certificate as she was born before 2003 (unless the mother specifically applied for it through the courts - which you would know about). It does sound as though social services are trying to think of things to make you keep your daughter at your home. We can't really give proper advice on such an individual issue as this, so try calling a helpline such as that provided by Family Lives or Childline
LawAndParents - 31-May-17 @ 10:44 AM
My ex partner (we were never married)and I had a child before December 2003.. We split when she was young and my ex brought her up with her new partner! When my daughter turned 15 she started to cause her mom loads of issues so she dropped her at my door where I live with my current wife and 2 young kids..I obviously welcomed her into to our family home and tried to make her feel part of family, but in the last 18months I've had no end of issues with her taking drugs and stealing and constantly bringing police to our door,we've found drugs(tablets) on bedroom floor and she shares a bedroom with one of my other younger daughters, my wife says this is not acceptable and she no longer wants her in the house and around the other kids. Social services have said although she 17 we cannot kick her out or if we do they will open an investigation on our other kids saying that our parenting skills are in question!! My question is this:- can social services use this blackmail tactic on me even though by law I don't have parental responsibility since we weren't married? In my wife's eyes we have Parental responsibility to protect the younger kids from everything that is going off. My 17yr olds mom is refusing to take her back but surly under PR she can't just walk away and wash her hands of her after bringing her up all these years.
JJ - 28-May-17 @ 9:47 PM
Jgf- Your Question:
My ex husband has now got an attachment to earnings order through the cms he is now telling me he only has the children overnight (he's done it for 2 months) because I asked him to and he is helping me out. We have been split for over 4 years the first two he hardly saw the children then the last 2 he had them on a Sunday afternoon. He's now telling me I have to provide the children with spending money while he has them and give him money to cover my sons lunch box food. I haven't had any payment as yet through the AOE as yet Do I have to give him money while the children are in his care?

Our Response:
No you don't.Just because he is paying maintenance does not mean he doesn't have to provide for the children when he has them.
LawAndParents - 22-May-17 @ 2:42 PM
My ex husband has now got an attachment to earnings order through the cms he is now telling me he only has the children overnight (he's done it for 2 months) because I asked him to and he is helping me out. We have been split for over 4 years the first two he hardly saw the children then the last 2 he had them on a Sunday afternoon. He's now telling me I have to provide the children with spending money while he has them and give him money to cover my sons lunch box food. I haven't had any payment as yet through the AOE as yet Do I have to give him money while the children are in his care?
Jgf - 21-May-17 @ 1:47 PM
Kas- Your Question:
My ex partner and second babies father broke up when my baby was 4 weeks old. He pays no child maintenance nor provides and nappies or clothing etc. I have offered him reasonable hours for contact in a public place as he is rude and has been threatening to me in front of our baby. However he refuses this contact saying it's jot good enough. My ex drinks too much. He is now requesting 3.5days a week (including overnight stays) with our four month old baby. I feel this is far too young for a baby to be separated from his mother considering my ex has had such little contact with our baby since the separation, plus our baby is just far too young. He doesn't know his needs, hasn't attended vaccinations with me despite being invited. I am exclusively breastfeeding and am devastated at the thought of having to stop. My ex is on the birth certificate. What are my legal rights as a mum, to say no overnight stays. And no contact without me so I am able to continue. To breastfeed.? Does my ex have rights for overnight stays while our baby is so young? I'm stressing.

Our Response:
Most courts would refuse overnight stays for a baby as young as yours who is exclusively breastfed. A child does have a right to have contact with his/her father and you should try and agree something between you if possible. Think about what is best for the baby - an hour or so several times a week allows the baby to stay familiar with his father but still receive the main care, security, food etc from his mother. You can build up slowly thereafter to more contact and then overnight stays unless you feel your son will be at risk. If your ex cannot agree at this stage, he will have to seek a child arrangements order via the courts. Maintenance is a completely separate issue from contact by the way.
LawAndParents - 19-May-17 @ 10:31 AM
My ex partner and second babies father broke up when my baby was 4 weeks old.He pays no child maintenance nor provides and nappies or clothing etc.I have offered him reasonable hours for contact in a public placeas he is rude and has been threatening to me in front of our baby.However he refuses this contact saying it's jot good enough.My ex drinks too much.He is now requesting 3.5days a week (including overnight stays) with our four monthold baby.I feel this is far too young for a baby to be separated from his mother considering my ex has had such little contact with our baby since the separation,plus our baby is just far too young. He doesn't know his needs,hasn't attended vaccinations with me despite being invited.I am exclusively breastfeeding and am devastated at the thought of having to stop.My ex is on the birth certificate.What are my legal rights as a mum, to say no overnight stays...And no contact without me so I am able to continue. To breastfeed.?Does my ex have rights for overnight stays while our baby is so young?I'm stressing...
Kas - 18-May-17 @ 2:51 AM
My ex partner and second babies father broke up when my baby was 4 weeks old.He pays no child maintenance nor provides and nappies or clothing etc.I have offered him reasonable hours for contact in a public placeas he is rude and has been threatening to me in front of our baby.However he refuses this contact saying it's jot good enough.My ex drinks too much.He is now requesting 3.5days a week (including overnight stays) with our four monthold baby.I feel this is far too young for a baby to be separated from his mother considering my ex has had such little contact with our baby since the separation,plus our baby is just far too young. He doesn't know his needs,hasn't attended vaccinations with me despite being invited.I am exclusively breastfeeding and am devastated at the thought of having to stop.My ex is on the birth certificate.What are my legal rights as a mum, to say no overnight stays...And no contact without me so I am able to continue. To breastfeed.?Does my ex have rights for overnight stays while our baby is so young?I'm stressing...
Kas - 17-May-17 @ 11:58 PM
Forms78 - Your Question:
I was told that I may be the father of a child well after I left the UK. I don't think I was named on the birth certificate. What are my rights / obligations in regards to this child.

Our Response:
If you are the father of the child, you may be expected to pay maintenance. You can find out how much you might be required to pay here. If you're not on the birth certificate, the mother of the child can apply to the courts to have your name added if you don't automatically consent. The courts may order a DNA test before ordering the addition of your name as father.
LawAndParents - 11-May-17 @ 11:42 AM
Me and my ex split 2 years ago after 10 years. Im white and hes Indian but born here. His mum didnt except me from the off so when we split she made no secret that he had to sort his life out and get with an indian girl and get married. We have arrangements that he picks our daughter up on a friday from school fortnightly, and drops her bk on a sunday just after tea time. He lives an hour n half away. He pays for a period of weeks and then he says job money is poor, bills ect so i have to take less money or none until few weeks pass then he starts again. I have 2 other children he brought up, and call him dad. They are 16 and 13 and our daughter we share is 10.Hes always been pretty good, we argue but never anything too bad. 8 weeks ago he told me he had a girlfriend and was telling me out of respect. It hirt me but its about time we moved on i guess. Last weekend he had our daughter, i was washing my dishes and saw his car drive past. So i opened the front door to see him and my daughter getting out of the car his new girlfriend was driving. I didnt cause a scene although i was clearly upset. The day after i rang him and explained why it made me mad and hurt.. he told me to deal with it n said i had no choice in her coming again. This has really maddened me.. my daughter has met her twice for less than half hour the first time and the second time was on the drive bk home here. I know my daughter will meet her and im ok with that. But i cant see why she needs to come here to drop my daughter off. I guess as i wouldnt dis respect him by doing the same, im mad with myself! When i asked him not to bring her here n said hes fed up of always doing what i say n ask of him.. even tho its only picking up n dropping off. We have no other contact. Hes now threatened me with him taking me to court as my 16 year old is going through some battles with not behaving and smoking weed n he thinks its my fault...can he use this againgst me? Can he stand a chance taking her off me? Im worried that they want my daughter to completle there little indian family they seem to be making. Please help
Zo - 10-May-17 @ 3:15 AM
I was told that I may be the father of a child well after I left the UK. I don't think i was named on the birth certificate. What are my rights / obligations in regards to this child.
Forms78 - 9-May-17 @ 8:52 PM
missHW - Your Question:
When I became pregnant my daughters father was sent to prison and served 18 months. When he came out I allowed him to see her whenever he wanted to, although he didn't make much effort and I literally had to beg him to come and see her. This was in 2014. In August 2015 I left him a message asking why he didn't turn up to see his daughter and a woman rang me claiming to be his girlfriend. I had already split with him while he was inside as I knew there was something not right. However once I found out about this girl and she found out he had a daughter with me, he completely denied her and said that he wants nothing to do with her and that he never did. We didn't hear off him for a year and a half and he has recently contacted me saying he's taking me to court to see her because I have said he cannot as she is now 3 and has only seen him a handful of times. I honestly don't think he will be any benefit to her and he hasn't since she was born. Where do I stand?

Our Response:
If you cannot agree contact directly or via mediation, you may have to allow the court to decide on what levels of contact are appropriate. The courts will not refuse contact completely unless they think your daughter is at risk or that it would simply not be in her best interests. If a contact arrangements order was made and your ex turned out to be unreliable in keeping to the agreement, then the courts made subsequently agree to change it.
LawAndParents - 8-May-17 @ 12:15 PM
when I became pregnant my daughters father was sent to prison and served 18 months. When he came out I allowed him to see her whenever he wanted to, although he didn't make much effort and I literally had to beg him to come and see her. This was in 2014. In August 2015 I left him a message asking why he didn't turn up to see his daughter and a woman rang me claiming to be his girlfriend. I had already split with him while he was inside as I knew there was something not right. However once I found out about this girl and she found out he had a daughter with me, he completely denied her and said that he wants nothing to do with her and that he never did. We didn't hear off him for a year and a half and he has recently contacted me saying he's taking me to court to see her because I have said he cannot as she is now 3 and has only seen him a handful of times. I honestly don't think he will be any benefit to her and he hasn't since she was born. Where do I stand?
missHW - 6-May-17 @ 4:20 PM
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