I know NOTHING about US laws and how they vary from state-to-state, but I have a good friend who's in a sticky situation.
Condom broke, she took the morning after pill, but still got pregnant. Father demanded a paternity test before agreeing to paying child support. Test came back positive that it is his kid.
He's doing everything he can to NOT pay child support. He's talking about signing away his parental rights, like it's something he can just do, and then be absolved of all responsibility for his child, financial or otherwise. She barely makes enough money to get everything done to request child support, and is trying to find out what she can do without having to pay a consult fee for a lawyer.
Any tips on how she can handle this situation would be greatly appreciated. If she was in Canada, I'd have info for her in a heartbeat, but I'm so lost when it comes to U.S. intricacies.