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It depends upon the state laws. In some states, husbands have something similar to a dower right called a courtesy right. Check with a probate attorney in the state in question.

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Q: If your mother owned land before she got married and it is willed to you does the husband have any rights to it?
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Yes, If he was married to your birth mother before you were born.

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Generally, if married he has custody rights equal to the mother unless she has brought a petition for sole custody in his absence. If he is not married his custody rights must be established by a court order.

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.

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I assume this to be an out of wedlock, extra marital affair child. Her husband.

What are my rights when your mother dies?

If she is married & doesn't have a Will, her husband gets everything. It's up to him to give you things. If she is not married and doesn't have a Will, the children get everything. If she had a Will, you have to wait until it's finalized to see what you get.

If you get married before you have the baby who has legal rights to the baby my husband or the father?

Depends on your state. In MI, the legal father of the child is the mother's husband. If your child's father is not going to be your husband, do the right thing and let him be involved.

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You have all the rights that enure to married couples since you are still married. You have all the same rights you have when you are not separated.

If the father was married to someone else and the mother was single what are the fathers rights?

If the mother is not married to the father, he has no rights period, even if living with her. see link below

Can a father give up rights to a child to avoid paying child support in Florida?

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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.

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When a married woman has an affair and has a child what rights does the husband have?

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If married to the mother? Yes. If not married, no rights either way.

Your husband and you purchased a house a year before you were married but the house was only in his name do you have any rights if a divorce happen?

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If you do not know if you are the father of an unborn child can you sign over guardianship to the maternal grandmother of the unborn child?

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Does the father of a child who is eighteen have more rights then the mother who is seventeen not married to him?

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Does a child of an deceased mother have heir rights when her step dad dies?

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Can your husband kick you out of his house that he owned before you were married even though you pay the mortgage?

You need to consult with an attorney in your area who can review your situation and explain your rights and options.