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When the issue pertains to unmarried couples the law presumes the mother to have full legal custody of the child(ren). The father must establish paternity before custody, child support or visitation rights can be addressed by the court.

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Q: Can an unmarried girl get sole custody of her child?
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If unmarried who has custody of a child?

Generally an unmarried mother has sole legal custody of her child until paternity is established in court. She does not need to pursue any legal action.


Does parents of a unmarried underage girl have automatic custody of the baby?

biological mother has sole automatic custody of baby


Can the father of your child stop you from moving if there is no custody order in place?

No. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child until the courts become involved.


If there was never a custody hering who has custody of the child?

The law presumes that an unmarried woman has sole custody of a child born out of wedlock until/unless a court rules otherwise.


Will the mother get sole legal custody of the child if the parents were never married and he hasn't seen the child over 4 years?

She already has sole legal custody as an unmarried mother. He can petition for visitation and pay child support.


If there is no court order who has physical custody of the child?

Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court.


Is the child state property if the parents are not legally married?

No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.


Can an unmarried mother get sole legal custody of an unborn child?

United StatesCourts don't rule on custody until the child is born. Legal custody isn't an issue until the child is born. An unmarried mother in the United States has sole custody of her child until the father has established his paternity legally.Once his paternity has been established he can petition for joint custody and/or a visitation order. The court will decide based on state laws and other factors.


Who has custody if the father of your child and you never were married?

Generally in the United States an unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally.


Does an unmarried mother have sole custody in the state of AZ?

Yes she does.


If no court order for custody has been granted and the parents are unmarried who has the custody of a child in California?

Mother has sole custody in every state except Arizona. see link below


How do you I file for sole custody of your son when you are not married to his father?

Generally, as an unmarried mother you already have sole custody of your child under the law in every state. The father must establish his paternity in court in order to obtain shared custody and visitation rights. Until he does, you have sole legal custody.

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