If the parents have never married and live separately with their own parents, a court would need to decide on custody. Typically, the court will place the child with the mother, but the best interests of the child are primary.
If the child is a minor in the state of Utah and the parents of the child have never been married then both parents are awarded equal custody. However, if there's a reason why one parent cannot care for the child, then the parent who is capable of caring for the child is awarded custody.
The biological mother has presumptive custody, at least until a custody order is hammered out in court.
Since there is no court order and you were never married it is the mother that have custody. He can be charged with kidnapping.
mother has sole custody even if living with father
The mother. The father have to petition the court for custody or visitation right.
I have this same issue. My parents never got married. My dad's right was to see me, so he did not have legal custody of me. It varies with different families, but the father has legal custody to see you and it varies if he can have custody to have you.
The mother is presumed to have custody unless there is a court order saying otherwise.
The mother always do until the father has petitioned and got custody from the court.
The mother is assumed to have custody. However, there may be a court order as well.
If the parents are married and the child is a minor the answer is yes. If the parents are divorced or never married, the parent(s) with legal custody can make that decision.
If the parents are going to split up, one needs to file with the courts to define custody, child support, visitation, etc.