in the state of north carolina if the fathers name is not on the birth certificate can he file for custody?
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If the father wants custody rights, this would be usable in court.
No, Arizona is the only state in America where single fathers have a presumption of joint custody and can even take the child home from the hospital if they have signed the birth certificate.
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.
Fathers with parental rights are not always listed on the birth certificate.
No she cant be the mother or have custody for a child she dont even own
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.
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.