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The rights of the natural father depends on if the father has given up his rights or not. If he has not given up his rights, he has the same rights as the mother, or as outlines in the custody order.

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Q: If the mother and the stepfather has legal custody what rights do the natural father have?
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What if the father is not in the child's life and the stepfather wants to have joint custody with the mother?

Get over it..the kid doesnt want you!

When natural mother dies dose stepfather have rights?

the natural father may have custody of the children. it all depends on the individual situation. sometimes the biological is unfit to be the father figure in the children's life and therefor the step father may receive custody. custody will be discussed between lawyers and potential custodial figures;) hope i helped! lemme know!

Would a court appoint custody to an illegal immigrant father that resides in the US illegally if the mother that is a legal citizen dies and the children have a stepfather that wants custody?


If you are married to stepfather but have joint custody with father and you die can you leave kids in custody of stepfather instead of father against his wishes?

what type of mother would want this to happen ..if he is good enough to have joint custoday of his kids then why in the world would you want to give your kids to someone other then him

When mother has full custody of a child what are the rights of the stepfather vs the natural father?

If the "step-father" has adopted the child, then the step father has all the rights that are normally afforded to a biological parent. If the "step-father" never adopted the child, he has no more rights legally then someone walking in off the street.

When a mother dies and the biological father is unknown does the stepfather get custody over the child's sister?

Without a Will, he has no clearly defined custodial rights to a stepchild, but unless addressed in a custody decree, neither does the father. Guardianship reverts to the maternal grandparents.

In Oklahoma Can a mother and her boyfriend or husband file together for full custody agaisnt the bio father?

A boyfriend or stepfather has no legal right to the child so no, you can not.

Does the father get custody if the mother dies?

The father would be the favored person to get legal custody if the mother had custody and died unless he was found to be unfit to have custody.

The agreement between 2 parents is custody to mother but weekends for father if the mother dies who would get custody?

the father gets the custody of the child if the mother dies

Can a father get custody before the mother?

No, but the father can get the custody if he proves that the mother has bad habits like alcoholic or consume drugs.

Can a mother get full custody if the father is a convicted felon?

I believe that the Mother should always have full Custody.. After the father is a convicted felon

Can a father in wi. get temporary full custody if mother is homeless?

Can a father in wi. get temporary full custody if mother is homeless?

Can a father take their child away from its teen mother?

If not married the custody belong to the mother automatically and the father have to go to court to get visitation rights or custody. If the mother can not take care fo the child and neglects it, the father can alsoi get custody.

Who usually gets custody the mother or the father?

In most circumstances the mother gets primary custody.

Can a father have joint custody?

Joint custody is between two parents, which are usually a mother and a father.

What is a man who marries one's mother after death or divorce of father?


Did Chris Brown get abused by his father?

No, but he did say that his stepfather abused his mother.

Do stepchildren have dual citizenship when the mother is a US citizen and the stepfather a Canadian citizen?

If the stepfather has legal paper for custody, then the children under 18 are eligible for Canadian citizenship.

How often is the father awarded custody of the child over the mother?

How often is the father awarded custody of the child over the mother in North Carolina?

Does a biological father have the right to keep a stepfather away from a child?

This is an issue decided by the courts. Where custody is fully or partly granted to the mother of a child, her current spouse (living with her) cannot normally be excluded. Where the mother is currently separated or divorced from a stepfather (or deceased), the court must rule on step-parent rights, or guardianship.

If the mother and father were not married when they had a child does the mother get full custody of the child?

In the United States an unmarried mother has legal custody of her child unless and until the father establishes his paternity in court and requests custody and/or visitations.

Does the birth mother have automatic custody if she and father are married?

No, although most courts favor custody to the mother.

If the father has custody but the mother raises the child can the mother get partial custody of the child?

If the mother is raising the child and the father has custody the mother should return to court and petition for custody and child support, especially if this is a matter of control. She should consult with an attorney or other legal advocate.

Can a father who has joint custody with the mother stop her from visiting another state?

Can a father who has joint custody with the mother stop her from visiting another state with the child

What makes a stepparent?

If a biological dad has custody and placement of his children and the mother remarries, is the her new husband suddenly a stepfather?