Can Family Court Make An Order In Relation To An Unborn Child?

No! The Family Court is powerless to make orders prior to the birth of the child. As a family lawyer, I often receive inquiries from soon-to-be fathers wanting to know their rights in relation to their unborn child.

In a recent matter, the father gave instructions in relation to his partner’s pregnancy. The expected date of birth of the child was three weeks from the date I received instructions.

The father had concerns about the mental state of the mother. She was abusive in his relationship with her. She also made threats of killing the child once the child was born.