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You will find it very hard my friend, I am a single parent myself with custody of my two daughters, the only reason I have custody of them is that they were old enough to tell the court that they wanted to be with me and not with their mother, but obviously your child is not old enough to do this. If you can prove she is a bad mother then that will go a lot in your favour but apart from that, you are up against it. Good luck.

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Q: How could a father get custody of his son The son is 2 and a half The father never knew about the boy so he is not on the birth certificate and is just now seeing him for the first time?
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How do you gain custody over your child if the father does not sign the birth certificate?

If the father did not sign the birth certificate, then you already have sole custody.

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

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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?

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Can an unmarried father be on a child's birth certificate and still not have custody?

Yes. Parentage and custody are different things.

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Who gets custody if the unmarried single mother dies and father is not named on birth certificate?

The father gets custody once proof of paternity is established

Who gets custody of a child when mother hangs herself and the father is on birth certificate?

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Do you have to put your husband on a birth certificate even if he is not the father?

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Man signed birth certificate that's not the father there is a bio father and the child is not living with the mother which is unfit so does the bio father have full custody?

No, as he has no legal rights to the child even if he sign the certificate himself. You will need to file for custody. see links below.

Do I need to file for custody if father's name is not on the birth certificate?

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In most states, the biological mother receives presumptive custody unless and until modified by court order.

Can father sign birth certificate allowing him to immediately enforce his paternal rights and full legal guardianship with physical custody of newborn before DHS interferes on behalf of unfit mother?

It depends on state law, but usually more than a name on a birth certificate is required for an illegitimate father to obtain custody or parental rights. He have to provide a DNA test to prove he is the father and then he can petition for custody.

Can your new spouse adopt your children from a previous relationship if the biological father is unknown?

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Does the mother have sole custody at birth if the father's name is on the birth certificate?

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Can a father get custody if he did not sign the birth cerificate but the DNA test said he the father?

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If you used to be guardian but then grandmother got custody do you have to pay support if your name is on birth certificate but your not biological father?

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If a father doesn't get his name put on a birth certificate will he still be able to get custody of the child?

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Can a mother have full custody if the father is not on the birth cert?

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Does the father of the child get custody if his name is on the birth certificate?

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Can a mother refuse a DNA to the father if another man is on the birth certificate?

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If the fathers name is on birth certificate but child has mother's last name does that give father rights?

If the father wants custody rights, this would be usable in court.

What if the father signed birth certificate and wants to have power over child out of wedlock?

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What if there is no court order of custody and father took child from mother?

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