Like the other girls have said, you don't need to put the dad on the birth certificate at all, and as you are unmarried, he would have to be with you when you register your LO anyway, or they wouldn't let his name go on there.
It may be worth your while getting some legal advise (which is free to you if you are on a low income - pop down to your local CAB for details...) regarding his access rights with regard to his anger issues. You may well be able to get an order, which dictates that your ex is only allowed supervised access to your child. Definately worth investigating.
Also I think as you will have all the parental rights you could deny a DNA test on the baby as they would need your permission to do anything to your child??
Like when you think about it you would need to sign a consent form if your child needed an injection or somethin so maybe this would be the same??
Yes, in order to get a DNA test done, he will need to take you through court first, which he will need to pay for - Do you think he will bother?
If you want to allow him access but strictly on a supervised-by-you basis, lay that out to him, but get some legal advice in advance - just in case he decides to argue it. My suspicion is that with his anger issues and considering that you only have your child's welfare and best interests at heart, any court battle would be highly in your favour...
I registered my LO last week and the woman made me read info on parental rights. The only way he will have equal rights is if the baby is given his surname, also the mother will always be given custody over father in UK unless mother is drug addict or violent etc x
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