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When the issue pertains to unmarried couples the law presumes the mother to have full legal custody of the child(ren). The father must establish paternity before custody, child support or visitation rights can be addressed by the court.

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Q: If no court order for custody has been granted and the parents are unmarried who has the custody of a child in Maryland?
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