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Can an unmarried father win sole custody from the unmarried mother?

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Yes, but the circumstances would have to be extreme. Courts are very reluctant torevoke custody rights from a parent(s) unless there is substantial evidence that neglect or abuse has occurred. The main issue courts take into consideration when granting custody,(sole or joint), is the well-being of the child, not the wishes of the parent(s).
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