I often receive phone calls and emails from new mothers that did NOT talk to an attorney before giving birth.
I urge you to consult with an experienced family law attorney while pregnant - especially if you are unmarried.
Many women put the man's name on the birth certificate and/or give the child the man's last name when the baby is born.
When you do this you are potentially creating problems for yourself in the future.
I recognize that being pregnant is stressful and that you have a lot of things on your plate. But I urge women to consult with an attorney BEFORE the baby is born.
You could potentially be "opening a door" that you wish later had never been opened. You are signing legal paperwork that cannot easily or cheaply be fixed later if you change your mind.
PLEASE CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR COUNTY IF YOU ARE PREGNANT AND UNMARRIED.
OR -- IF YOU ARE MARRIED AND PREGNANT WITH BABY THAT IS NOT YOUR HUSBAND'S BABY!