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.
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.
Yes. Parentage and custody are different things.
No she cant be the mother or have custody for a child she dont even own
Even if the father's name is on the birth certificate, and is living with the mother, except in Arizona.
Yes, the mother can have full custody of the child if the father's name is not on the birth certificate and he has not paid any child support. However, if you just didn't want the father's name on the birth certificate at the time the baby was born, but received child support then you may have trouble getting 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.
It will be hard for him to prove it, as his name is missing.
Do the kids make fun of him for having your maiden name? Did you give him custody of the child? Is he his guardian? If so, then yes.
Having one's signature on the birth certificate is a good first step, but it will not automatically give custody to that man. The court will look at all of the circumstances of the case.
Not if he has visitation rights or shared custody.