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It doesn't matter where the parents are from. It is decided as in all other divorce cases. Who the court believes would provide the best stability to the child.

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Q: If the the father is from the UK and the mother is from the US and the child was born in the US who gets custody of the child if the couple divorces?
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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


What does custody of children mean?

Basically it means getting to be the legal guardian of children. For example, if a couple divorces and the mother is given custody of the children, she then becomes the children's legal guardian and they will usually live with her, often with visits from the father.


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.


If a boyfriend leaves his pregnant girlfriend could he get custody of the baby?

As unfortunate as this may be it is possible for the father to get custody of the baby, but not full custody unless the mother is proven unfit. Because reguardless of what happened between the couple the father is still the father of the child, and the father still has his rights as a father to be a part of his child's life.


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.


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 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.


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.


Can a father take a child out of state if the parents are not married and there is no custody appointed?

Not without the permission of the child's biological mother. When a couple are not married and there is not a custodial order from the court, the law presumes that the mother has sole custody of the child in question.


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


If no father is listed who has legal custody of the child?

The mother. If she dies, her parents get custody.


If the father doesn't have custody and the mother is unfit can a grandmother get custody?

It's possible.


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.


Can a father just take a baby from the mother if they were never married without establishing custody first in Missouri?

No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally, in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.


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.


How can you get custody of a child when the mother left the state they where living in with the child?

Normally child custody sides with the Mother not the Father.


Can a mother gave custody to her sister with out father consent?

Guardianship, but not custody. The father can still challenge. see links


Can the mother take a child out of the country if the couple is not married?

If the father have visitation, shared custody or paying child support she will need his and the courts consent.