I am married but pregnant with another man's child, what legal right does my husband have?

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I am married, but pregnant with another man's child. I am told in NYS my husband is now the legal father of my baby. My husband and I don't live together and I don't want him anywhere near her. I know I can't put the real father's name on the birth certificate, but do I have to put down my husband or can I put father unknown? What are my legal options at this point? If I can put father unknown, will my husband be charged child support if I need to get financial help such as WIC or Medicaid? I am really worried that he will try and take her from me or want visitation just to be spiteful.

Alan Joseph / Alan L. Joseph, Esq. Answered 4 years ago This attorney is licensed in New York View Attorney Profile
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