If I got involved with an American citizen and now I’m expecting, do I have the right to apply for child support since I’m a temporary worker with a valid visa?

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If I got involved with an American citizen and now I’m expecting, do I have the right to apply for child support since I’m a temporary worker with a valid visa?

The visa was for 2 years and expires in around 10 months. He pressure me to go trough and abortion but decided not to do it. i told him im staying to give birth in US soil so my baby woth have both parents in birth certificate. Since I have to go back to my country shorly after the baby is born to renew my visa, can I take my baby out of the country legally?

Asked on December 9, 2012 under Family Law, Massachusetts

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written when you give birth to your child you are entitled under American law to seek child support for your child which most likely will be an American citizen if born in this country. I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney for assistance.


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