The biological mother has presumptive custody, at least until a custody order is hammered out in court.
If the child is a minor in the state of Utah and the parents of the child have never been married then both parents are awarded equal custody. However, if there's a reason why one parent cannot care for the child, then the parent who is capable of caring for the child is awarded custody.
If the parents have never married and live separately with their own parents, a court would need to decide on custody. Typically, the court will place the child with the mother, but the best interests of the child are primary.
mother has sole custody even if living with father
The mother. The father have to petition the court for custody or visitation right.
If the parents are married and the child is a minor the answer is yes. If the parents are divorced or never married, the parent(s) with legal custody can make that decision.
the parent that can best suite the needs of the child!
If the parents are going to split up, one needs to file with the courts to define custody, child support, visitation, etc.
The mother always do until the father has petitioned and got custody from the court.
The mother is presumed to have custody unless there is a court order saying otherwise.
The mother is assumed to have custody. However, there may be a court order as well.
The mother until the father has gone to court to gain his parental rights and can petition for custody and pay child support.
The mother. The father have to apply in court for visitation or custody after paternity have been established. Then he can also pay child support.
Generally an unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally.
When the parents aren't married the mother has sole custody of her child. Once paternity has been established the father can petition for joint custody or visitation rights. A child support order will also be issued at that time. See the link provided below for a sample booklet on never married parents questions and rights in Massachusetts and a link for child custody laws in the US.
mother has sole custody, father has child support obligation. see link
She already has sole legal custody as an unmarried mother. He can petition for visitation and pay child support.
That depends on whether the parents are married, never married or divorced and whether a court has jurisdiction over the child by virtue of a child support and/or custody order.
In 49 states, an unmarried mother has assumed or legislated sole custody and control. see links below
Generally in the United States an unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally.
Only if the parents are found unfit does the grandparents as well as other relatives have a chance for custody.
mother until ruled on otherwise by the court. see my profile
When the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity legally in court. Once established he can request joint custody and/or a visitation schedule. He will also be subject to a child support order.
An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child until the father has established his paternity legally.
In general the mother. The father has to petition in court for visitation and custody after he has established paternity by DNA test. Then he can also pay child support.
The mother is assumed to have sole custodial rights until it is decided otherwise by the court.