The welfare of the child should be the main issue. The best parent or maybe both paremts should have custody. Who is to say that one parent is better than the other with out prove of child abuse. During custody battles, the parents are so wrapped up in themselves that the children are not actually considered.
the mother has sole custody if she is not married, a father has many more rights if the child has his last name, or if he is named on the birth certificate. However, if an unmarried mother has a child who has the father's last name and she gets the child taken from her by the state, the father would actually have to file a custody petition in order to try and get custody. Nothing is automaticly in his favor there.
In the United States both parents have equal rights of custody of the child if they are legally married.
Married parents have equal parental rights. They share legal custody.
If the child is a minor in the state of Utah and the parents of the child have never been married then both parents are awarded equal custody. However, if there's a reason why one parent cannot care for the child, then the parent who is capable of caring for the child is awarded custody.
If the parents have never married and live separately with their own parents, a court would need to decide on custody. Typically, the court will place the child with the mother, but the best interests of the child are primary.
The mother. The father have to apply for visitation and custody in court.
You're married now and both parents have equal parental rights.
If the parents are going to split up, one needs to file with the courts to define custody, child support, visitation, etc.
If the parents are married and the child is a minor the answer is yes. If the parents are divorced or never married, the parent(s) with legal custody can make that decision.
The biological mother has presumptive custody, at least until a custody order is hammered out in court.
With the court's permission, if the parents are not married. Single fathers have no assumed rights to a child. Married parents have equal rights to the child until otherwise ruled on.
mother has sole custody even if living with father
The mother. The father have to petition the court for custody or visitation right.
When the parents aren't married the mother has sole custody of her child. Once paternity has been established the father can petition for joint custody or visitation rights. A child support order will also be issued at that time. See the link provided below for a sample booklet on never married parents questions and rights in Massachusetts and a link for child custody laws in the US.
Both parents, until a judge determines otherwise.
the parent that can best suite the needs of the child!
And you are? If the parents were not married the mother has custody until the father can petition for it after he has proved paternity in court. If married you have equal custody. Just living with you does not give you custody. it has to go through court.
The mother always do until the father has petitioned and got custody from the court.
The mother is presumed to have custody unless there is a court order saying otherwise.
He should prepare in the same way he would if the parents had been married. Not being married does not change your rights to your child, but remember to try and be reasonable and work out an arrangement that's best for your child and gives him/her as equal of time with each parent as possible
Generally, in the United States, an unmarried mother has sole custody of her child until the father has established his paternity in court. When he does establish his paternity he can request custody, visitations and a child support order can be entered.
Depends on circumstances. A single mother has a presumption of sole custody at the time of the birth of the child. Where married parents are separated, there is a presumption of joint physical custody whether or not support is ordered.
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.
If married, both parents. If single, the mother
The law presumes that an unmarried woman has sole custody of a child born out of wedlock until/unless a court rules otherwise.