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Any interested party can file for custody of a child. Whether or not their petition would be heard, require legal establishment of paternity or thrown out depends on the law where the child legally resides

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Q: Can a man file for full custody if they are not on the birth cert?
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Can a mother have full custody if the father is not on the birth cert?

Yes, the mother can have full custody of the child if the father's name is not on the birth certificate and he has not paid any child support. However, if you just didn't want the father's name on the birth certificate at the time the baby was born, but received child support then you may have trouble getting full custody.

How do you file for full custody of a child?

You gain full custody for a child by telling the judge you want full custody.

If you have possessory custody. How can you get full custody?

You file a motion with the court.

Can a mother file for full custody?

Yes she can.

Can you file for full custody without an attorney?

Yes, but it's not easy.

How can a mother get custody of her child when the father signed the birth certifcate but has not assumed responsibliity?

If he has abandoned the mother, talk to a lawyer. There may be a law in your state that after so many years of 'abandonment' custody is automatic. Get a lawyer and file for full custody if abandonment is not the issue.

If father has no contact with child for first five years do you need to file for full custody?

No, you slowly make it harder, i.e. first use half, if father continues declining, file full custody

If a parent wants a DNA test Can the parent file for full custody?


Can you file for temporary custody?

In most cases you can. If you have a good argument for why you should receive either full or shared custody, file a motion with the local family court (or the court that has jurisdiction).

If I have full sole custody of my son and his father and i were never married can i move out of state against the non-custodial parent's will?

YES YOU CAN . once you have full custody you have the right to move wherever you want to that's the reason you file for custody right...the the reason full custody was ordered to give you full permission to do whatever you want ..the court gave u full custody only because they see you are a fit parent at the time of filing. however the father can file for full custody in the future but i doubt he will get it since the child bee living with you for so many years and you were the sole provider

You have temp custody of 2 children that are not related to you for 1yr how do you get legal custody of them?

File a motion for full guardianship of a child in need of care.

Can you file for full custody for your child if his mother is filing for bankruptcy?

Well you can but the court will not find that a good reason to take custody away from her.

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