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Answered 2007-01-07 14:40:07

Only if you can prove birth through DNA testing. * Yes if the couple are married the husband is assumed to be the father and has custodial rights to a child until proven otherwise. If the couple are not married the mother retains sole custody to the child until parentage is proven through paternity testing (blood test or DNA). Once parentage has been established the court will allow the filing of custody and/or visitation and/or child support petitions to be filed.

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What are the rights of an unmarried father to the child?

As long as the mans name is on the birth certificate, they have the same exact rights as a man who is married to their child's mother. If your name is not on the birth certificate, you have no rights to the child at all.

If your boyfriend didn't sign the birth certificate what rights do he have?

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If father is not on birth certificate does he have any rights to child?

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Does the father have any rights if he does not sign the birth certificate and has not had anything to do with his child for 8 years since the birth?

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

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

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If father is listed on birth certificate and does not pay support what are his rights?

If he has not paid willfully for a long period , then he will loose all rights to the child.

Does the father have rights if his name ant on the birth certificate?

No he is then the father of the child but in order to get rights he has to go to court and prove paternity first in order to get visitation, custody and pay child support. If married to the mother when the child is born, he is automatically considered the father and have rights.

How does a biological father sign over his rights to a child if he is not on the birth certificate or has DNA test proving to be the father?

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What rights does a father have at child berth?

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Does the father who signed the birth certificate have more rights then the biological father?

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Can bio-mother add step father to birth certificate without notifying biological father and step father not adopted child?

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Can father get rights if he has never seen child or signed birth certificate if a DNA test in established?

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If a man signs the birth certificate and has been there since the birth of the child and find out 6 years later that he isn't the biological father what rights does he have to the child?

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What happens if the father is wrong on birth certificate but whats to keep child?

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If you are on the birth certificate have raised the child for 10 years then find out you are not the biological father what are your parental rights?

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