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A single father, what does that mean?

Are you divorced, ever married to the mother of your child, or is the child adopted by you, or is the mother dead or out of the picture? If your question is "How does a Father obtain residential custody after a divorce or in a paternity case", then I can answer this question. Let me know what your grounds for custody are. What is it about the mother or other parent that makes it harmful for the child to remain in their care?

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Q: How can you get residential custody of child as a single father?
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Who is financially responsible for child in residential custody?

Both parents are. The parent who does not have residential custody usually pay child support to the one who has residential custody to be used to pay for the child. Both have to pay for their child.

Im the father and you live in IL The mother lives in TX your son lives with you If you have joint custody but you have residential custody can you the father still get child support?


How can the father take custody of a child from ages 10yrs-11yrs in age from mother in Arkansas?

He doesn't. He goes through the appropriate court and will gain primary residential custody if it is in the best interest of the child. You do not "take" anything.

Can a single mother who is in the military get custody of her child when the father is a civilian?

Of course. Same general custody rules apply for a parent if in the military or not.

Can a mother of a child move out of ny state with that child without biological father's approval?

it depends on your custody papers and what they say... if you have joint custody NO.... if you have residential custody maybe with court allowing it.... if you have sole custody then you would need to inform him but you could leave!!!

If a mother has sole physical custody but the father shares joint legal custody what are his rights?

The mother has primary residential custody. However, the father has visitation rights which are likely set forth in a visitation schedule and he has the right to be included in any important decisions that affect the child. The father should review any documents related to his case including a separation agreement, visitation schedule, child support order and custody order.

I just found out that I am the biological father of a child in state's custody how do I get custody?

If you're a single father, you have no assumed rights to the child until paternity has been established by a court of jurisdiction. As such that will need to be your first step. Then, if the child is in the custody of the state you can petition for custody to be transferred to you. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in family law who can review your situation and explain your options.

Can a single unstable mother who has all different women in and out of her and this child's life to the point that this child is so confused she is only 9 keep custody of the child when the father is?

Yes, she can. If the father doesn't like it, he can petition the court to modify the custody agreement.

Can a single father move out of the state of Oklahoma with his child if he does not have full custody?

No. If the child's' mother calls the police you could loss custody of your child and possible go to jail. If I was you I would contact a lawyer who specializes in child custody cases. If you can get a notarized letter from the mother saying it is okay and giving you full custody.

Can the single father take away the child from the mother's living place without the court order?

Yes, unless there is a custody agreement in order. Neither mother or father has custody legally.

How can a single mother gain sole custody of a child?

Look for information on filing child abandonment against the father in your state. People do this if the father is not present in the child's life, not paying child support, or is abusive.

What is residential custody in Maryland?

"Sole" or "primary" residential custody can mean something very different to a particular parent. "Residential custody", also referred to as "physical custody", refers to where a child sleeps overnight. A parent has "residential custody" when their child sleeps at his/her house overnight, even though the child may have spent the entire day with the other parent. Residential custody should be thought of as a parenting plan agreed to by both parents, or imposed by a judge, which describes where a child sleeps. "Joint custody" is made up of two separate pieces: (1) a nearly equal division of residential custody, and (2) joint legal custody. The first piece, residential custody may, does not always, mean that a child spends equal overnights with both parents. Joint custody always does mean that the parent whom the child is with, has right and obligation to provide a home for that child and to make the day-to-day decisions that are necessary when the child is in his/her custody. The second piece, "joint legal custody", always does mean that both parents have the exact equal obligation and authority to make long range decisions about education, religious training, discipline, medical care, and other matters of major significance for a child's life and welfare. When parents have joint legal custody, neither parent's rights are superior to the other. "Shared custody" is a numerical analysis Maryland law uses only for child support purposes. Parents have "shared custody" when one of them has a child in his/her residential custody for 35% or more of the overnights in a 365 day period. When "shared custody" exists, the amount of child support paid is substantially reduced in most circumstances. The reasoning is that because the party who is required to pay child support has the child with them overnight frequently enough, that they are paying for more of the child's needs while in their own home. So they need not pay as much child support over to the other parent.

Does a unwed mother have custody of a child if the father is on birth certificate?

Only if unmarried to the father. Single mothers have sole custody in 49 states by default. This is regardless of whether she's living with the father or not. yes but if theres no legal paperwork then its whoever is holding the child

You are 16 and a single parent. will they after the father for child support?

Yes, and hopefully he will go for Bid Nest Custody.

If mother has sole custody never married father can husband get custody of step child before mother dies?

Depends if it is a single trailer or a double-wide

Who has custody rights minor birth mom or legal adult birth father?

Single mother has sole control and custody, regardless of age, at the time of the birth. Father has a child support obligation, only.

You have joint legal custody and primary residential custody and the father is allowed reasonable visitation can you move out of state?

If it is in in the Indian context, then you will have to take permission from the court to take the child out of the State. Remember that the father has visitation rights and your taking the child out of the state shall have a directly negativebearing on such rights of the father. In custody matters,what weighs with the court is the welfare and wellbeing of the child and not the wishes and convenienceof the individual parents. So if on a petition presented to the court, you can satisfy that it is in the inerests of the wellbeing and welfare of the child that the child must be moved out of the state, you have a chance to succeed.

When can you put the father of your child on child support?

If married, when you divorce him and if single when the child is born. He will then have to prove paternity in court and can then petition for visitation, custody and also pay child support.

If the mother is an illegal immagrant and can not work in the US can the father who is a USC get 100 percent custody of the child but also allow mother visitation right?

First off, a single mother, regardless of status, has sole custody. The father has no assumed parental right, so he will be starting from scratch. Can he get custody? There's no more guarantee in this than for any single father. see link

Do you have custody if children live with you?

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.

How can a mother win full custody?

i have a son in my custody what is the law in the phillipines about child custody if a child abandoned by his father

Father wants custody of child and the mother is sick?

Father must petition for custody and court will weigh what situation is best for the child

If a mother receives child support does she automatically have custody of the children?

Single mothers have sole custody by default. Married mother must address it with the court. Non-custodial mothers can still get a child support award from the father.

How old does a child have to be in the state of minnesota for a single father to get some custody rights?

Any age. see links below

Can a single parent from the UK immigrate with her child to the US legally?

A single mother can as the US does not generally honor foreign father custody orders. Only Cuba does.