Does he have the right.

United States
September 25, 2008 11:56am CST
Lets say you get pregnant, you raise this child all on your own taking care of the baby paying for its food and clothes for them to wear with the father no were in sight, hasn't given you a penny and not paying child support. Do you think he has the right to ask to see his baby. I wouldn't that's just my opinion. Because he hasn't been helping me out financially. What is your opinion on this issue.
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
26 Sep 08
Denying a parent rights to see a child for not paying support is wrong. That being said each situation is different. you did not say if the mother in this situation has asked for support and the father refused. But in the end the father is the FATHER and if he wishes to act as such, no one should be able to deny him that. I know I would never pay support if I was denied any access to the child, I would outright refuse, but as long as I was given the right to visit or some sort of shared custody arrangement I would be willing to pay support. There are a few circumstances where access should be denied, but only when the parent who's access is being denied (and it can be the mother just as easily as the father) is a direct risk to the child, and even then some sort of supervised access should be arranged.
@signum (547)
• Australia
25 Sep 08
He has the right, but he's just scum if he refuses to pay child support.
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
26 Sep 08
The original poster never stated the father refused to pay child support, no where in the post was it specified if the father was ever asked for support. Refusing and not paying are not always the same thing.
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@signum (547)
• Australia
27 Sep 08
My mistake :-)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Yes I think he does. Here's why; 1. He has parental rights whether he pays support or not. If he is denied visitation, he has every right to sue for custody, and chances are he will win if you deny him. 2. If he bonds with the child he might be willing to help out more, not only with money but also watch him/her when you can't. 3. It's not about you, it's about your child and he needs to know that you didn't keep him away from his father, because if you do and he finds out about it, he will hate you---I'm not kidding.
• United States
25 Sep 08
I agree in a way with you yes, but if the father just shows up out of no where demanding to see his baby, and no support, the mother has the right to file for child support as well. Thanks for your opinion
• United States
25 Sep 08
Yes you are well within your rights to sue for support---I didn't deny that. However, you are not within you rights to deny visitation out of spite. And personally I don't see how that would solve anything.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
25 Sep 08
In my opinion although the father of the child is not giving any support in term of the child needs but he is still the Biological father of the child and he still have a right to see the child......
@frogers (10)
25 Sep 08
He has the right to ask. Just as the mom has the right to seek support whether or not the father is involved. Lack of involvment does not negate responsibility.