Has the child's mother exercised visitation? If so, I would strongly discourage you from trying to get sole custody -- unless it is in the best interest of the child. If the mother is doing drugs or putting the child at risk in some other way, then it will not be hard to obtain full custody if you can prove that she is unfit. If she has taken no interest in the child in 13 months, it shouldn't be difficult to obtain sole custody either. However, if the mother cares and wants to see her child and does not put the child at definite risk, then obtaining sole custody won't only hurt the mother, but the child will suffer for the rest of her life. It is extremely important to have a bond with your mother if that is at all possible - otherwise you deal with feelings of rejection, insecurity, low self-esteem, and unworthiness...this I know because my dad took me away from my mom when I was just 8 years old and to this day my mother and I don't have a real close relationship - which as created some real problems in my life. Hope that helps you. And please don't take this the wrong way - if your child is at risk with her mother, you need to take action for at the very least supervised visitation. Take care and good luck.
The answer given by the previous poster is a very good one. You probably would be able to get sole custody. However, unless the mother is adjudicated as unfit (and perhaps not even then) she would not be denied visitation rights. Unless she was willing to relinquish all of her parental rights and obligations. She could be required to pay child support just as a father could be. The emotional aspects IMO are as important as the legal ones.
Normally child custody sides with the Mother not the Father.
What is the question?
No she cant be the mother or have custody for a child she dont even own
If it is a condition of your custody agreement, yes. If not, no.
Custody issues are decided by the courts on the basis of the best interest of the child in question. If the child is likely to be cared for better by the father than by the grandmother, then yes, the father would have a good chance of winning custody.
Yes, he is still the father. It's just that the child is not living with him.
No, both parents have equal rights to the child. If the child is currently living with the father, then he has established temporary custody. A court will need to decide upon a formal custody and child support agreement.
Custody would normally go to the closest living relative, and if there are no relatives available, the child becomes a ward of the state.
No, as it's been longer than six months
Do the kids make fun of him for having your maiden name? Did you give him custody of the child? Is he his guardian? If so, then yes.
mother has sole custody even if living with father
The courts will determine who gets custody of the child. The courts will consider what is in the best interest of the child.
No, 3 months is not long enough for them to remove parental rights.
No. You need to contact the state that has custody to determine your rights. If you go and get the child you may be guilty of custodial interference.
That would be called joint custody and can be a good arrangement if it can be accomplished.
Yes, unless there is a custody agreement in order. Neither mother or father has custody legally.
Only if unmarried to the father. Single mothers have sole custody in 49 states by default. This is regardless of whether she's living with the father or not. yes but if theres no legal paperwork then its whoever is holding the child
i have a son in my custody what is the law in the phillipines about child custody if a child abandoned by his father
Any mother can go to court in the US to claim child support form the father for a child she is caring for. Babies are not born by spontaneous combustion. The father is as responsible for the child's welfare as is the mother. If the child is living with the father and custody given to the father, the mother is liable for child support, too.
No, as he has no legal rights to the child even if he sign the certificate himself. You will need to file for custody. see links below.
Father must petition for custody and court will weigh what situation is best for the 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.No. If she tries then the father should immediately seek full legal and physical custody of his child.
The only way a mother can take a child away from the custodial father for a few months is if the custodial father approves of it in writing, and the Court approves it if the child is taken out of the State. Without approval from the father, the child can only be taken if: 1. The mother has Sole legal custody of the child. 2. There are no orders that the father be allowed any visitation.
The custody issue would probably depend on the country in which it is tried and where the child resides. It is likely that the child will remain in the country he or she is living in.