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When a child is born out of wed-lock can both parents file for joint custody without going to court?


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2005-01-01 21:18:11
2005-01-01 21:18:11

Custody disputes are always an issue that has to be decided by the court. There are certain aspects of custody agreements that are mediated by social service representatives and legal counsels. However the final decision is always made by a Family/Domestic court judge.

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A child born out of wedlock means only the mother has legal custody. Paternity must be established by a court order or stipulation.

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The law presumes that an unmarried woman has sole custody of a child born out of wedlock until/unless a court rules otherwise.

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The mother. The father have to petition the court for custody.

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An unmarried mother automatically has custody of her child. The father must take steps to establish his paternity legally.


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