Children and the Law

Who gets custody in an underage pregnancy?


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2005-06-18 22:18:54
2005-06-18 22:18:54

If this refers to the unborn child the laws of the state where the child is born would apply. Generally the unmarried mother regardless of her age has full automatic custody of the child except under extraordinary circumstances. If the mother is unmarried and the father wishes to share custody he must first establish paternity (usually through DNA testing), even though he claims to be the father.


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I believe that the mother should get custody and she gives the father a schedule to be on.

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Even though the mother is underage she still has custody of her child as long as she does not do something to get custody taken away from her

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If a young girl decides, or acidentally, got pregnant then i believe the girl has a right to decide who the child stays with.

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biological mother has sole automatic custody of baby

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In most circumstances the mother gets primary custody.

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