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What is the law in Virginia about unmarried parents having custody of their children?

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2013-08-05 20:55:03
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Virginia is different from most states where an unmarried mother automatically has legal custody of her child and the father must establish his paternity legally. In Virginia there is no presumed custody. Unwed fathers and mothers must go through court to obtain legal custody.

Virginia is different from most states where an unmarried mother automatically has legal custody of her child and the father must establish his paternity legally. In Virginia there is no presumed custody. Unwed fathers and mothers must go through court to obtain legal custody.

Virginia is different from most states where an unmarried mother automatically has legal custody of her child and the father must establish his paternity legally. In Virginia there is no presumed custody. Unwed fathers and mothers must go through court to obtain legal custody.

Virginia is different from most states where an unmarried mother automatically has legal custody of her child and the father must establish his paternity legally. In Virginia there is no presumed custody. Unwed fathers and mothers must go through court to obtain legal custody.

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Virginia is different from most states where an unmarried mother automatically has legal custody of her child and the father must establish his paternity legally. In Virginia there is no presumed custody. Unwed fathers and mothers must go through court to obtain legal custody.

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The mother has full custody. The father have to prove paternity by providing DNA in court and he can then ask for custody, visitation and pay child support.

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An unmarried mother has custody of her child until the father has established his paternity in court and requested joint custody.

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No. Custody must be granted by a court order unless the parents are married. If you are unmarried and want to give temporary custody of your children to your "fiance" it must be done through the court. You haven't mentioned whether the "fiance" is the father of the children.

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biological mother has sole automatic custody of baby

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Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court.

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If the couple is married they both have equal parental rights. In Virginia, an unmarried mother is presumed to have custody. Once the paternity of the father has been established legally through the court he can request custody. The court will make a determination of physical custody based solely on the best interest of the child. See related link for more information.

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The mother has assumed sole physical custody and control until otherwise ruled on by the courts. This is not affected by whether the parents are cohabiting. This factor needs to be considered by all men producing children outside wedlock. see link

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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.

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I think the grandparents have more of a right then any other family member. I've heard about grandparents taking in their grandchildren if the parents do not want the children.

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In cases where the parents of minor children are unmarried the mother generally retainssole custodial rights until the father files a custodial suit. However, this does not mean the mother of the minor children can arbitrarily deny the father's rights of visitation.

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Generally an unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally.

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In Wisconsin, the legal custody of a child born to an unmarried couple is officially with the mother. However, it is possible to arrange a second-parent adoption so that both parents are legal guardians of the child.

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It depends on the state, usually the state takes the children into custody, or the closest family relative.

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In 49 states, an unmarried mother has assumed or legislated sole custody and control. see links below

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Generally in the United States an unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally.

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The mother automatically have custody since there is no doubt she is the parent. The father have to establish paternity by doing a DNA test and then he can petition for visitation, custody and also pay child support.

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It's not custody, it's guardianship, and there's no cost.

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The mother assumes automatic custody, unless she is unfit.

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No, children are not legally obligated to pay for a parents funeral.


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