She has full custody from birth. The father have to prove paternity in court to gain his parental rights and get custody, visitation and pay child support.
In fact you can, if the sim you want to gain custody is related to the person who has lost the child they may gain custody of the child and will move in with them. I'm not sure if it automatic or if it is ocassional but you can definetly get custody.
You gain full custody for a child by telling the judge you want full custody.
The mother until the father has gone to court to gain his parental rights and can petition for custody and pay child support.
Oh, he can appear, but he is likely to be arrested under the warrant. He would have to send his lawyer to represent him. And with a warrant for unpaid child support, there isn't much chance he is going to gain custody.
If the aunt is not agreeable, it will require a custody challenge, including demonstrating that child support was paid during the time period.
No, because it is considered bribing, and even if you could, I doubt a parent would give up a child for money if they are suing or have custody in the first place. If you want said child, you can sue for custody of the child. If you cannot gain custody, then the next best thing to do is sue for visitation.It's not legal to pay a parent to relinquish custody of a child in any state! But if the parent in question has a child support award, he or she will be free of paying child support or being in any way responsible for the child from that day forward.
Look for information on filing child abandonment against the father in your state. People do this if the father is not present in the child's life, not paying child support, or is abusive.
If no custody orders exist, a motion for temporary custody can be made while in possession of the child. An emergency motion for custody can be filed with evidence of immediate danger to the child.
The court would be unlikely to reward the non-support of a child by taking custody from the custodial parent and granting custody to the delinquent parent. There must be a compelling reason for the court to make such a drastic change in the child's living arrangement. You should consult with an attorney who can review your situation and explain your options.
A father can gain custody by going back to court probably with an attorney. The judge will have to decide that the switch is in the best interest of the child.