Thank you for your reply, I have passed this information on to my son.
As his rights begin after baby is born, are we correct in deducing that he has no rights to be present at the birth? Also the mum to be has told him that the baby can have his surname. Am I right in thinking the father's details must be on the birth certificate, and that the surname is not enough? As the mum's 'feelings' appear to have altered quite quickly, around the 3rd month of pregnancy, 1 or 2 relatives of ours have suggested a 'paternity test'. Where do we stand on this issue? Thank you again.
Thank you again for your advice.
With my son's baby due in 3wks, he has asked his ex if any further preparations are needed. Her reply implied that he has offered very little help so far (untrue) & that her ex partner & father of her teenage son is back 'on the scene'. A new concern is that this man is reported to be abusive. The mum to be has told my son that he can 'meet his daughter after she brings her home from hospital'. Also that he can pay for furnishing her new home once the council/housing assoc.move her, her son & baby to a larger property!
We are out of our depth on this one!
he tells me he has been on the mediation website & requested a call back. He did this yesterday.
Having spoken to Mediation, my son feels that his ex would not agree to meeting with them. wishing to sort contact, maintenance etc between themselves......Thus leaving her in control I think!
If she gives birth & Registers the baby without informing my son, what would be the procedure/sequence to confirm paternity, contact & maintenance etc. One fear being that if we 'interfere' she will 'disappear' with baby.
Thank you for your help.