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Q: If the mother has sole physical custody and shares joint legal custody with the father the two never married if the mother dies does custody automatically go to the father?
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What rights does a mother have if custody hasn't been established?

If you are not married the custody automatically falls on the mother and the father have to go to court to get visitation or custody. If you are married you have equal rights.


Will the mother or biological fathers stepsister be more likely to get custody of the 7 month old baby of a married woman?

The father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.The father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.The father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.The father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.


If you were never married to your child's father and you have sole legal and physical custody who gets custody if you die?

The childs' father, married or not. Your relationship to the father is irrelevent. The father is the first on a long list of family members. Create a living will if that is not acceptable.


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.


Does a father have to return tha child to mother if there is no court order in California?

Unless they are married or he has custody he has to return the child or it will be kidnapping. If you are not married and you have not established paternity yet or have not petitioned for visitation or custody she does not have to let you see the child. When not married she automatically get custody since there is proof she is the parent.


If a mother with phsical custody is incarcerated will the father with joint legal custody be automatically awarded custody of the child?

I think it depends on how long the mother will be incarcerated for. There might be a hearing giving the father temporary custody. But if the father ever tries to get full physical custody of the child in the future, it might not be good for the mother. However, she can never be refused visitation.


Does California automatically grant unwed mother sole custody of child?

It is not a grant. A married couple has legal custody of their child by virtue of being legally married. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child, since there is proof that she gave birth to the child, until the father establishes his paternity legally. Once he has established his paternity the father can request custody and visitations.


Can a father who has joint physical custody of his son be granted sole physical custody if the mother is in jail?

Either parent can have physical custody in a joint custody arrangement. If there is a court order granting the mother physical custody the father should notify the court of the mother's incarceration and have that order modified unless he wants the mother to resume physical custody when she is released.


Can a stepmother married to the father who has joint custody access child's health records?

Only with permission of both parents. Your marriage to the father with joint custody does not automatically confer parental rights including access to medical records without written permission from both parents in cases of joint custody and may not even apply if the father had full legal and physical custody. This is federal law (HIPAA). If you were to legally adopt the child, those rights were be conferred by virtue of the adoption.


When a child is born does the father automaticaly have joint custody?

Married or not. If not married, No. If married, father is assumed by law to be the father of the baby.


Can a Father get joint legal and physical custody of a newborn in GA?

Yes, but there are steps you must take to get to that point. First, you will need to file a petition to legitimate child and modification of child custody (unless you are legally married to the mother). Normally, in most Georgia cases, you will automatically be granted joint legal custody, but not necessarily joint physical. Determination of physical custody will depend on MANY different factors. You may have to prove the mother unfit... more than that, you will have to show that the 'change in custody' will be in the best interest of the minor child... not the parties.


After physical custody of a child was awarded to the father by the court and joint custody to mother can the mother get physical custody.?

Yes if she can prove that it would be the the child's best interest to be with her physically. Custody orders can change at any time. If there is a sign of danger from the child being with the father, the mother can gain physical custody.


If the mother has sole physical custody and shares joint legal custody with the father the two never married if the mother dies can her husband who is not the baby's biological father assume custody?

No, unless the baby's biological father relenquishes his parental rights, he would get custody of the child if the mother dies, not her husband. The biological father must sign his rights away to the mother's husband.


How do you file for custody if there has been no court order and the mother did not bring the child back after visitation in the State of Texas?

If you are not married and there is no custody or visitation order, she has custody automatically. The father have to prove paternity in court by a DNA test and then petition for custody or visitation. He can then also pay child support.


Can a father get custody of his child if he is not married?

Yes


Can a mother with joint custody give child to somebody else other than father?

No. If she tries then the father should immediately seek full legal and physical custody of his child.No. If she tries then the father should immediately seek full legal and physical custody of his child.No. If she tries then the father should immediately seek full legal and physical custody of his child.No. If she tries then the father should immediately seek full legal and physical custody of his child.


When the court orders DNA from the presumed Father does the minor child get returned to the mother during this process?

Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.Generally, A "presumed father" has no legal custody unless he is married to the mother at the time of the child's birth. If the parent's are both married to each other they each have custody.Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.Generally, A "presumed father" has no legal custody unless he is married to the mother at the time of the child's birth. If the parent's are both married to each other they each have custody.Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.Generally, A "presumed father" has no legal custody unless he is married to the mother at the time of the child's birth. If the parent's are both married to each other they each have custody.Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.Generally, A "presumed father" has no legal custody unless he is married to the mother at the time of the child's birth. If the parent's are both married to each other they each have custody.


Why should the moms be awarded custody?

They shouldn't not automatically and the present day courts do not necessarily favor the mother over the father. The aforementioned is only applicable when it relates to children of a legally married couple. Mothers of children born out of wedlock are considered to have sole legally and physical custody until a court rules otherwise.


Does the birth mother have to file for legal custody of her son in Virginia even if there is no legal father?

No. If the mother is unmarried then she has legal custody of her child automatically. If the father wants parental rights he must establish his paternity in court.No. If the mother is unmarried then she has legal custody of her child automatically. If the father wants parental rights he must establish his paternity in court.No. If the mother is unmarried then she has legal custody of her child automatically. If the father wants parental rights he must establish his paternity in court.No. If the mother is unmarried then she has legal custody of her child automatically. If the father wants parental rights he must establish his paternity in court.


Can a mother take her child from its father and keep it with her at her house if there is no residency order in place?

If the parents are married they both have equal right to the child unless one party gets temporary custody pending a divorce. If they are unmarried and have never been married the mother automatically has custody. The father would have to go to court to establish his paternity and petition for joint custody and visitations.


If a mother receives child support does she automatically have custody of the children?

Single mothers have sole custody by default. Married mother must address it with the court. Non-custodial mothers can still get a child support award from the father.


What are the rights a father has in Arkansas if the mother and father are not married?

Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he can establish his paternity through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.


What rights to custody of your children does the step father have in the event you were to die?

If the child has been residing with the step-father for x amount of time he may be able to get physical custody of the child unless the biological father wants to take the physical custody than he can get visitation.


If a father won physical custody of two girls and mother is appealing saying that she has cleaned up her act what are fathers chances of maintaining physical custody at appeal?

If father was awarded custody before and his circumstances have not changed, unless the mother's situation has improved dramatically the father has a good chance of maintaining custody.


What rights does a father have in custody of child?

If the parents are married they have equal rights. If not married, the mother in general have sole custody in most states until the father have established his paternity. When he has done that by DNA test he can petition for custody and visitation in court.