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What happens if you’re separated from your husband and you decide to have a baby with your new significant other before your divorce has been finalized? This is a gray area in a divorce, and it’s important to know what happens in cases like this.
Typically speaking, a husband will be presumed the father of that child if the divorce is not final, preventing your significant other from signing the declaration of paternity. This can cause many problems, and your significant other may have to be joined to your dissolution case so that the court can deem them the father of the child.
To avoid that situation, you can seek what is called a status-only judgment, which lets you terminate the status of your marriage within six months of filing your petition. Once you’ve gotten a status-only judgment, you can come back and handle any other issues you have in your dissolution case.
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