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Courts 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.

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Q: Can an unmarried mother get sole legal custody of an unborn child?
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Can an unmarried father have custody of an unborn child?

No. He needs to wait until the child is born. See related question.


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Does the father have custody of a child if he does not sign the birth certificate?

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Who gets custody of an unborn child?

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How do you get custody of your unborn child?

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