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Answered 2010-07-11 05:06:51

I have this same issue. My parents never got married. My dad's right was to see me, so he did not have legal custody of me. It varies with different families, but the father has legal custody to see you and it varies if he can have custody to have you.

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



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If you were not married when the child arrived the legal custody lies with the mother. The father have to prove paternity in court before he can get his parental rights.


If married they have equal rights to the child. If not married the father have right to sign the birth certificate and prove paternity in court so he can petition for visitation, custody and also pay child support. So he have to go to court to get his rights while the mother does not since there are witnesses she is the mother. So yes, a father def have rights to his child. If the mother or another man sign the birth certificate he can go to court and change it providing a DNA test for proving paternity.


In the UK, if you are married when your children are born, you both automatically have parental rights. If you are not married, then you have to apply for parental responsibility rights, if the mother does not want to share that with you. This can be done by court order. After 2003, if not married but father is written on the birth certificate, that is enough to have parental responsibility and all that that entails. Not sure how it is for you guys in the USA!



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She can't decide that but she can petition the court to do so.


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