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Old 01-31-2018, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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He needs to get a job and they need to get married. It is time for them both to grow up and be adults and take care of their own selves. Life will be difficult but not impossible.
He does need to find a way to support his child and to be part of his child's life, but the very worst think the could do would be get married unless this is something they both want. In fact at 17, even with a parents permission not all states allow men to marry. Why in the world would you think the best thing would be marriage?
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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Yes, but if it is his baby, asking for a DNA test could throw major roadblocks into a companionable parenting relationship in the future.
He doesn't need to ask. He can easily test the baby during his visitation time. That's how these things normally go.

Oh, unless he wants to spend $1,600 on a non-invasive in utero test. Good luck getting the mom to submit to that blood test after basically accusing her of cheating.
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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He doesn't need to ask. He can easily test the baby during his visitation time. That's how these things normally go.

Oh, unless he wants to spend $1,600 on a non-invasive in utero test. Good luck getting the mom to submit to that blood test after basically accusing her of cheating.
Agree on your second point.

To your first point, how will he get around putting his name on the birth certificate at the hospital? Not trying to be argumentative, just saying I really don't think there is a good way to approach this.
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