What does it mean for a father to have sole custody of his child?
No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody. No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is… Read More
What chance do you have at getting sole custody of your son if his very violent father is incarcerated?
Sounds like the odds are pretty good at gaining sole custody. However that does not mean that you will be able to keep the child away from his father forever, or mean that the father will never get a chance to see or interact with his child. The court will probably allow the father "visitation" rights. Read More
What exactly does sole legal custody mean in Virginia if in exchange for dropping child support you received sole custody of your daughter and the father can only visit if you approve?
Sole custody means you have all the power. You can choose to keep the father out of their life until the children turn 18 if you want to or you can allow visits. Read More
Does the birth mother have sole custody of her child if she is not married to its father but the father of the baby has signed the birth certificate?
If the father signed the birth certificate, then the mother will have to go to family court to obtain sole custody of the child, whether or not the case will be contested. Read More
If the father did not sign the birth certificate, then you already have sole custody. Read More
Mother has sole custody be default. As for the father, that's up to the individual court. Read More
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. Read More
Generally, as an unmarried mother you already have sole custody of your child under the law in every state. The father must establish his paternity in court in order to obtain shared custody and visitation rights. Until he does, you have sole legal custody. Read More
No. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child until the courts become involved. Read More
Generally in the United States an unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally. Read More
Do you have to file for custody of your child in order to get a court document stating you have sole custody?
How much rights does a biological father have if the step father wants to adopt? Read More
Sole custody and control. Father has nothing except a child support obligation. Read More
If I have temporary joint custody, can I get sole custody? Read More
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You live in the state of Texas and father with sole custody of child the military is station you in Hawaii can your child mother prevent from your child to go with you?
If you have sole custody no. However, can you still provide for the child? School etc? If she wants to prevent it then let her go to court. Read More
Under most circumstances, the father must grant permission. Read More
Yes, but the father must be notified of the proceeding. Read More
Sole custodial rights are only granted to the parent with whom the child will reside. Read More
Sole physical custody designates the parent with whom the child has a permanent residence. Joint legal custody is when both parents share equal rights and obligations to the child in regards to education, health care, financial suppport, etc. regardless of where the child resides. Read More
Primary physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child resides with the majority of the time but, joint custody has been granted. Sole custody is when the child resides solely with the named parent giving that parent the legal right to make all decisions (medical, educational, etc.) concerning the child. Sole custody does not mean the non custodial parent can be denied the rights of parental visitation. • In my case, I have… Read More
mother has sole custody even if living with father Read More
Unless the father has his parental rights terminated, of course he needs to support his child - Read More
no, she must approve Read More
It depends on the law where you live and your custody order. If the father has sole legal custody (as opposed to physical custody) he would be able to make that decision without input from the mother. If legal custody is joint or the mother has sole legal custody, no he could not. Read More
If your son father name is not on the birth certificate and the child is carrying your maiden name and is living with his father means that now the father has sole custody of the child?
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. Read More
By filing for custody modification in the court with jurisdiction, then prove to the court why it would be in the best interests of your child to award joint custody. Read More
Does the mother of a child in Florida have sole custody of a child if the father and the mother were not married until after that child was born?
Yes, only Arizona is different. Read More
Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Read More
No, there must be a court order that gives sole custody to the father. If the mother has full custody, it is called kidnapping. Read More
For unwed parents how easy is it for the mother to get sole custody of her child when the father owes about 30000 grand in back child support for 2 other children from 2 previous marriages?
By virtue of being "unwed" the mother will have sole custody. Father will have file some type of paternity action. Read More
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. Read More
Not without the approval of the courts. Read More
no, she has sole custody, and the father has nothing. see link below Read More
It means that the child is all your's and your responsibility. Read More
Yes. The boilogical father has not rights unless granted by the courts. Read More
No. The child/children cannot live in two places at the same time. Read More
That depends on income difference and time with child. Some sole custody fathers still have to pay. see link Read More
If mother has sole custody never married father can husband get custody of step child before mother dies?
Depends if it is a single trailer or a double-wide Read More
Generally an unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally. Read More
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. Read More
When two parents split up but were never married what type of custody does the mother have by default if the father has a visitation order and pays child support?
It's all up to the courts to decide. A mother can request full sole legal custody of the child even if the father has visitation rights and pays child support. The mother does need to prove to the courts why full sole legal custody is in the child's best interest. Read More
No. The parent with sole legal custody has the right to make decisions regarding the child. No. The parent with sole legal custody has the right to make decisions regarding the child. No. The parent with sole legal custody has the right to make decisions regarding the child. No. The parent with sole legal custody has the right to make decisions regarding the child. Read More
When the issue pertains to unmarried couples the law presumes the mother to have full legal custody of the child(ren). The father must establish paternity before custody, child support or visitation rights can be addressed by the court. Read More
If stepparent is in the navy and mother has sole custody can the mother and child move with the stepparent?
That would probably require the permission of the court. Sole custody does not always mean freedom to leave the state. Read More
Look for information on filing child abandonment against the father in your state. People do this if the father is not present in the child's life, not paying child support, or is abusive. Read More
Can a mother who has joint physical custody of her son pierce his ears without the consent of the father?
If the father has legal custody, no. Not without his consent. If she has joint legal custody, no. Not without his consent. If she has sole legal custody, yes. If the father has legal custody, no. Not without his consent. If she has joint legal custody, no. Not without his consent. If she has sole legal custody, yes. If the father has legal custody, no. Not without his consent. If she has joint legal custody… Read More
If my son's biological father has not seen him talked to him or paid child support in 9 years can I file abandonment get sole custody and have his father's name removed from the Birth Cert?
If no orders are established and you were not married to him, you already have sole custody. Read More
Just to say that someone is a alcoholic is very vague. You need proof to present in court that he is and that he is neglecting the child. Read More
Single mother has sole control and custody, regardless of age, at the time of the birth. Father has a child support obligation, only. Read More