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No, but the father can get the custody if he proves that the mother has bad habits like alcoholic or consume drugs.

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Q: Can a father get custody before the mother?
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Does the father get custody if the mother dies?

The father would be the favored person to get legal custody if the mother had custody and died unless he was found to be unfit to have custody.


The agreement between 2 parents is custody to mother but weekends for father if the mother dies who would get custody?

the father gets the custody of the child if the mother dies


What is the time frame for child abandonment so father can gain full custody?

A child does not need to be abandoned by their mother for a father to be awarded full custody. If the father can demonstrate before a judge that the mother is unfit to parent, the judge can award him full custody of the child.


If mother has sole custody never married father can husband get custody of step child before mother dies?

Depends if it is a single trailer or a double-wide


Can the mother go to the father house and get her child if there isn't a court order saying that the dad has full custody?

No, the mother is no more entitled to custody than the father. If the father currently has temporary or implied custody, then a custody order must first be established before you can get partial custody or visitation rights. For example, if you moved out and left the child in the care of the father, you forfeited your custody rights until an official custody order has been established.


Can a mother get full custody if the father is a convicted felon?

I believe that the Mother should always have full Custody.. After the father is a convicted felon


Can a father in wi. get temporary full custody if mother is homeless?

Can a father in wi. get temporary full custody if mother is homeless?


Can a father take their child away from its teen mother?

If not married the custody belong to the mother automatically and the father have to go to court to get visitation rights or custody. If the mother can not take care fo the child and neglects it, the father can alsoi get custody.


Who usually gets custody the mother or the father?

In most circumstances the mother gets primary custody.


Can a father have joint custody?

Joint custody is between two parents, which are usually a mother and a father.


Does a mother have custody before the case goes to trial if she never married the father?

: No she does not. : Until you go to court the parent who is in possession of the child has custody.


How often is the father awarded custody of the child over the mother?

How often is the father awarded custody of the child over the mother in North Carolina?


If the mother and father were not married when they had a child does the mother get full custody of the child?

In the United States an unmarried mother has legal custody of her child unless and until the father establishes his paternity in court and requests custody and/or visitations.


Does the birth mother have automatic custody if she and father are married?

No, although most courts favor custody to the mother.


If the father has custody but the mother raises the child can the mother get partial custody of the child?

If the mother is raising the child and the father has custody the mother should return to court and petition for custody and child support, especially if this is a matter of control. She should consult with an attorney or other legal advocate.


Can a father who has joint custody with the mother stop her from visiting another state?

Can a father who has joint custody with the mother stop her from visiting another state with the child


If no father is listed who has legal custody of the child?

The mother. If she dies, her parents get custody.


If the father doesn't have custody and the mother is unfit can a grandmother get custody?

It's possible.


If a mother with phsical custody is incarcerated will the father with joint legal custody be automatically awarded custody of the child?

I think it depends on how long the mother will be incarcerated for. There might be a hearing giving the father temporary custody. But if the father ever tries to get full physical custody of the child in the future, it might not be good for the mother. However, she can never be refused visitation.


Can a father just take a baby from the mother if they were never married without establishing custody first in Missouri?

No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.


After physical custody of a child was awarded to the father by the court and joint custody to mother can the mother get physical custody.?

Yes if she can prove that it would be the the child's best interest to be with her physically. Custody orders can change at any time. If there is a sign of danger from the child being with the father, the mother can gain physical custody.


How can you get custody of a child when the mother left the state they where living in with the child?

Normally child custody sides with the Mother not the Father.


Can a mother gave custody to her sister with out father consent?

Guardianship, but not custody. The father can still challenge. see links


If a father won physical custody of two girls and mother is appealing saying that she has cleaned up her act what are fathers chances of maintaining physical custody at appeal?

If father was awarded custody before and his circumstances have not changed, unless the mother's situation has improved dramatically the father has a good chance of maintaining custody.


The Child's mother dies grandma want custody of the child over the father who was married to the mother at the time of death but DNA says the father is not the biologicial father?

He can still gain custody as the presumptive father.