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


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.


The mother assumes automatic custody, unless she is unfit.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.


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.


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 they got married to someone who wasn't illegal then she wouldn't be illegal. so she would get the children


Since there is no court order and you were never married it is the mother that have custody. He can be charged with kidnapping.


Entertainer Master P is not married as of June 2014. He recently lost custody of four of his children in a heated custody battle.


No. Custody must be granted by a court order unless the parents are married. If you are unmarried and want to give temporary custody of your children to your "fiance" it must be done through the court. You haven't mentioned whether the "fiance" is the father of the children.


See to that she gets temporary custody asap. They both have equal rights to the kids as long as they are married.



There's a presumption of joint custody, however the application of this carries no weight of law.


If married, and not living in Kansas. If the mother had a custody order, and first right of refusal is not declared in the orders, he will need to file a custody challenge against her parents. Kansas has an old law that does not allow widowers to have custody of young children. The maternal grandparents can take them.


Depends on the circumstances. If you are a single father, without court orders, the mother still has sole custody and control. If married, you have possession, however if you file for child support, you have a presumption of custody.


If the father and mother are not married, the father's name is not on the birth certificate, and there is no custody agreement in place, the mother may take the child out of state. Otherwise, there would be legal consequences.




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