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Does a father have any legal rights if his wife leaves him and takes their child?


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2005-06-12 06:39:28
2005-06-12 06:39:28

If you weren't abusive, an alcoholic or into drugs and your wife just left you, then she has no right to keep your child away from you. However, if you choose to see your child then it's your responsibility to make child support payments whether you and your wife get back together or not. If you want to see your child then it's best to contact a lawyer and go through the court system and if you win the custody battle, then be responsible and pay child support. Marcy

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He has the right to petition for custody and child support.

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United StatesYes. That child has legal rights as his father's biological child. First, that child has the legal right to be financially supported by his father. Second, that child may have inheritance rights according to the law in the particular state or other jurisdiction. In the United States a minor child he cannot be disinherited if his father dies even if his father leaves all his property to someone else in his Will. His mother could file a claim against the estate. As an adult he can make a claim against the estate in some jurisdictions if his father dies intestate, or without a will.United StatesYes. That child has legal rights as his father's biological child. First, that child has the legal right to be financially supported by his father. Second, that child may have inheritance rights according to the law in the particular state or other jurisdiction. In the United States a minor child he cannot be disinherited if his father dies even if his father leaves all his property to someone else in his Will. His mother could file a claim against the estate. As an adult he can make a claim against the estate in some jurisdictions if his father dies intestate, or without a will.United StatesYes. That child has legal rights as his father's biological child. First, that child has the legal right to be financially supported by his father. Second, that child may have inheritance rights according to the law in the particular state or other jurisdiction. In the United States a minor child he cannot be disinherited if his father dies even if his father leaves all his property to someone else in his Will. His mother could file a claim against the estate. As an adult he can make a claim against the estate in some jurisdictions if his father dies intestate, or without a will.United StatesYes. That child has legal rights as his father's biological child. First, that child has the legal right to be financially supported by his father. Second, that child may have inheritance rights according to the law in the particular state or other jurisdiction. In the United States a minor child he cannot be disinherited if his father dies even if his father leaves all his property to someone else in his Will. His mother could file a claim against the estate. As an adult he can make a claim against the estate in some jurisdictions if his father dies intestate, or without a will.

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No. If the fiance is the natural father, then he does have rights to his son. Getting married doesn't give him legal rights to your child (assuming he is not the father). He must adopt in order to have legal rights.

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If you have custody and the father keeps the child with him without your permission you can call the police for kidnapping.

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He has rights to the child since he is the father, but i don't think he has any more general rights if he is still illegal.


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