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Does the mother have legal custody of the child?


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Answered 2012-05-29 02:05:34

In general, yes, if they are not married.

Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he must establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.

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