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Yes, the birth certificate will not give him custody. The father have to prove paternity in court with a DNA test and he can then petition for visitation or custody. Then he can also pay child support.

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If the father signed the birth certificate, then the mother will have to go to family court to obtain sole custody of the child, whether or not the case will be contested.


Even if the father's name is on the birth certificate, and is living with the mother, except in Arizona.



If the father did not sign the birth certificate, then you already have sole custody.



The mother has sole custody if the parents are not married and there are no court orders regarding custody. A father who wishes to have parental rights must have his paternity established through the court.


If his name is on the birth certificate he is the legal parent along with the mother. If they have split up she can go to court and ask for custody.


Yes the mother has the right to put the father on the birth certificate or not.


Having one's signature on the birth certificate is a good first step, but it will not automatically give custody to that man. The court will look at all of the circumstances of the case.


It matters if the father is named on the certificate as the father. If so, then he has as much rights as the mother. But in a court of law you might find the mother has a little more. Only if the mother has a problem will the father get custody. The law see's the mother as the one who the child should live with.


In most states, the biological mother receives presumptive custody unless and until modified by court order.


Yes, the mother can have full custody of the child if the father's name is not on the birth certificate and he has not paid any child support. However, if you just didn't want the father's name on the birth certificate at the time the baby was born, but received child support then you may have trouble getting full custody.


No, as he has no legal rights to the child even if he sign the certificate himself. You will need to file for custody. see links below.


can a father sign birth certificate without mother present at courthouse


Not if it's court ordered. If another man signed the birth certificate and the mother knew he was not the biological father she is guilty of fraud. The father can ask for a court ordered DNA test to prove he is the biological father and she can not refuse this. He can then proceed to get his name on the birth certificate and also get visitation, pay child support and petition for custody.


Yes he can. The birth certificate does not give him parental rights, only the court can when he presents the DNA result. But if the mother is in the picture it will be shared custody at the most unless she is unfit.


No, although most courts favor custody to the mother.




he has the right to fight for custody of the child involved but in the end depending on the situation the mother would be granted soul custody unless the mother is less fit than the father to raise the child


NO, HE WOULD FIRST HAVE TO ESTABLISH PATERNITY AND PROVEN TO BE THE FATHER. THEN HE WOULD HAVE TO PROVE THE MOTHER WAS UNFIT TO KEEP THE CHILD.


If the father is named on the birth certificate then the mother will have to file a writ of habeas corpus to request sole custody of the child. The father will be notified of the action and will be given a chance to contest it. The court will then rule as to which parent should retain custody or if it should be shared and if the child can be taken outside of the country. If father is not named on the child's birth certificate all the mother must do is present the birth cerificate at the time she applies for a passport for the child.


It depends on state law, but usually more than a name on a birth certificate is required for an illegitimate father to obtain custody or parental rights. He have to provide a DNA test to prove he is the father and then he can petition for custody.


Yes, until the father has established his paternity andarranged for a custody hearing if he wants custody.Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he must establish his paternity by signing the birth certificate at the time of birth (waiving DNA testing rights) which must be done with mother's consent. If he doesn't sign the birth certificate then he must seek another way to establish his paternity and that is done through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity has been established by the means mentioned above the father can request visitations, custody or the court will set up a schedule of regular child support payments for the child if she is to remain in the custody of her mother.


If the parents are unmarried, simply being the name on the birth certificate doesn't bestow any custody rights. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court and arrange for a custody hearing if he wants custody. Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he must establish his paternity by signing the birth certificate at the time of birth (waiving DNA testing rights) which must be done with mother's consent. If he signs the birth certificate he may still need to establish paternity through DNA testing. If he doesn't sign the birth certificate then he must establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity has been established the father can request visitations, joint custody, full custody or the court will set up a schedule of regular child support payments for the child if she is to remain in the custody of her mother. The court will schedule a hearing and issue an order that is in the best interest of the child.



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