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Except in Arizona, the mother has sole custody and the father has to apply for his rights through the courts.

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Q: Does the mother get sole custody of children if never married to the father if they split up even though he is on one of the six kids birth certificate by Michigan law?
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Who has the custody of a child if the parents aren't married in Michigan?

The mother. The father have to apply for visitation and custody in court.


What custody rights does a father and a husband have to his children after a year of no contact with the children?

Generally, if married he has custody rights equal to the mother unless she has brought a petition for sole custody in his absence. If he is not married his custody rights must be established by a court order.


In New Mexico who has custody of children if the parents are not married?

The mother assumes automatic custody, unless she is unfit.


Who has legal custody of a minor child when parents have never married in Michigan?

The mother is presumed to have custody unless there is a court order saying otherwise.


Would a mother have have full custody if her and her son's father were never married in Michigan?

Sole Custody until ruled on otherwise. The Glass Ceiling for fathers.


Is there a difference in a parent who has custody of the children but not married vs the parent that does not have custody and is getting married and is fighting for custody of the children?

Being married or unmarried is not much of a determining factor when it comes to custody nowadays. In order to have custody changed you would need to prove that either your household and parenting abilities are substantially better than the other parent, or that their situation is detrimental to the children. Having a spouse does not necessarily mean that you are better able to care for the children, especially if the other parent has had custody for a significant length of time without the children having any problems in a single parent household.


What is the fathers rights if he is on the birth certificate and he and the mother were never married?

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.


Who has legal custody rights until judges says different if the parents are not married he is on the birth certificate and is married to someone else?

If you were not married when the child arrived the legal custody lies with the mother. The father have to prove paternity in court before he can get his parental rights.


Does the birth mother have sole custody of her child if she is not married to its father but the father of the baby has signed the birth certificate?

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.


Does birth mother have sold custody of child if she is not married to father but father of baby is on birth certificate and living with her in Arizona?

No she cant be the mother or have custody for a child she dont even own


You are a father who has custody of your two small girls you are not married to your fiance yet but your ex wife is getting married is trying to regain custody of your children What are her chances on?

see your other question


Does the birth mother have sole custody of her child if she is not married to its father but the father of the baby is not on the birth certificate?

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

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