Even if the father's name is on the birth certificate, and is living with the mother, except in Arizona.
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.
No she cant be the mother or have custody for a child she dont even own
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.
The father gets custody once proof of paternity is established
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.
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.
in the state of north carolina if the fathers name is not on the birth certificate can he file for custody?
Yes the mother has the right to put the father on the birth certificate or not.
In most states, the biological mother receives presumptive custody unless and until modified by court order.
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.