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In general terms any actions that constitute abuse and/or neglect and/or endangerment as established by the laws of the state where he and the child/children reside. For example if the child/children are left without proper supervision in an unsafe environment (which depending upon the ages could include the home), not receiving adequate medical care, chronic absenteeism from school, obviously any physical abuse, and so forth. In some cases a court considers a single parent's lifestyle choices such as a live-in partner to be an endangerment to the child/children's emotional well-being.

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Q: What makes a father with full custody unfit?
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What is the time frame for child abandonment so father can gain full custody?

A child does not need to be abandoned by their mother for a father to be awarded full custody. If the father can demonstrate before a judge that the mother is unfit to parent, the judge can award him full custody of the child.


Father wanting full custody in georgia?

He would have to petition the court. Unless the mother is unfit though he will get shared custody.


Can your daughter's father get joint custody of her even though he is not a citizen and he is here illegally?

yes,he can even get full custody if you can be proven unfit.


When would one parent get sole custody of children?

If you are a father. You must prove the mother unfit, drugs, abuse, prison record, etc... IF you are a mother, depending on the state you live in they would allow soul custody because you are the mother. If the father is unfit and you live in Utah and/or California where they are for the father as well and want to do joint custody in most of those two states, the father must pretty much be unfit such as abuse, drugs and/or prison record for the mother to get full custody. That is pretty much when the only time I have known any parent to get full custody of their children.


If a boyfriend leaves his pregnant girlfriend could he get custody of the baby?

As unfortunate as this may be it is possible for the father to get custody of the baby, but not full custody unless the mother is proven unfit. Because reguardless of what happened between the couple the father is still the father of the child, and the father still has his rights as a father to be a part of his child's life.


If One parent has full custody but child wants to live with noncustodial parent?

They recently changed the laws of custody, No one parent has full custody UNLESS they see the other parent as unstable and unfit. If the parent you want to live with has been deemed unfit as a parent then it will have to be taken to court or you can contact certain child organizations to give you more details about how to leave your current home and return to the home of an "unfit parent" However if one parent obtained full custody of the child and the other parent was not deemed unfit as a parent, you may still live with them because of the recent change in custody laws, stating no one parent can have full or primary custody. (in other words, if your mom has full custody and your dad has none ((Also assuming the father hasn't been charged with being a drug addict, alcoholic, or financially unstable etc.)) you may live with the father)


Can a teenaged father get full custody of baby before its born after its born?

if you can prove she is an unfit mother and you have the income to support a child but even then if she is under 18 i think her parents could get custody


Is it illegal to leave children alone if father has full custody?

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Man signed birth certificate that's not the father there is a bio father and the child is not living with the mother which is unfit so does the bio father have full custody?

No, as he has no legal rights to the child even if he sign the certificate himself. You will need to file for custody. see links below.


Can a child live with his father if the mother has parental responsibilty?

If a child's mother has sole custody then the courts have decided this and there is a reason for it. Generally, if the mother is a good mother (fit mother) then the children will be looked after by her with the father having partial custody to see his children. If the father is unfit, then the mother would have full custody. If you are the child asking the question and are upset because your mother has house rules and you don't always agree with them then this is not a good reason to want to live with your father. Your mother gives you these responsibilities so you will learn good characteristics that will make your life a whole lot simpler. You may not see that now, but will in the future. If this is the father asking the question and you have partial custody the courts have deemed it this way for a reason. If the mother is unfit and the father wants to take full custody then you should retain a lawyer asking for full custody.


How does a divorced or unmarried father get full custody of his child?

The father needs to file a motion in the court with jurisdiction over the case. The father will need to provide reasons and evidence for the change in custody. To obtain sole custody he will need to convince the court that the mother is an unfit parent. The court will consider the petition and issue a ruling after the hearing.


How can we get custody of my husband's children?

Your husband have to go to court and petition for custody. Unless the mother is unfit and you can prove it, it will most likely not be full custody though.


Can a father get custody after not seeing his child after a year in the state of Missouri?

Not if the mother still have custody. He better have a good explanation to tell the judge why he has not seen his child for a year. If he has a good reason they would probably start with visitation. Full custody he can not get unless the mother is unfit.


Can father gain full custody if and when the mother abused baby?

Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody.Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody.Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody.Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody.


Can a mother get full custody if the father is a convicted felon?

I believe that the Mother should always have full Custody.. After the father is a convicted felon


Can a parent that was given full custody due to the other parent being deemed unfit by the courts legally allow the child to stay with the unfit parent for days or weeks at a time?

Allowing your child to stay with someone you know is unfit is endangering the child which can lead to losing custody.


Can you get child support if you take parental rights from the father or have full custody?

It depends on your state law but in most cases yes you can. Just because a court has deemed the father unfit to parent does not mean they are absolved of there financial obligation to the child.


Can a father that has temporary full custody win full custody?

It's possible. It all depends on the circumstances of your case.


Can a mother with joint custody give child to somebody else other than father?

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Can father sign birth certificate allowing him to immediately enforce his paternal rights and full legal guardianship with physical custody of newborn before DHS interferes on behalf of unfit mother?

It depends on state law, but usually more than a name on a birth certificate is required for an illegitimate father to obtain custody or parental rights. He have to provide a DNA test to prove he is the father and then he can petition for custody.


If the father does not pay child support for more then a year can the mother get full custody or can she get the father's parental rights revoked?

Yes as the father has become a defaulter then the mother can get full custody and have the parental rights of the father revoked.


Can your ex get custody of your son if the courts gave you full custody?

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If a mother abandons the child can the dad get full custody of the child?

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