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Who has legal custody in Arizona if never married?

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The mother. The father have to prove paternity by a DNA test and can then get his parental rights and petition for custody, visitation and pay child support.

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I have this same issue. My parents never got married. My dad's right was to see me, so he did not have legal custody of me. It varies with different families, but the father has legal custody to see you and it varies if he can have custody to have you.


An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child until the father has established his paternity legally.


the person who has physical possesion of the child.



The mother. The father have to petition the court for custody or visitation right.


You haven't included important details such as your marital status and whether there is an existing custody order.If you are divorced, or never married and there is a custody order, you need to return to court and request sole custody. If you are married then you need to consult with an attorney or a legal advocate at the court.You haven't included important details such as your marital status and whether there is an existing custody order.If you are divorced, or never married and there is a custody order, you need to return to court and request sole custody. If you are married then you need to consult with an attorney or a legal advocate at the court.You haven't included important details such as your marital status and whether there is an existing custody order.If you are divorced, or never married and there is a custody order, you need to return to court and request sole custody. If you are married then you need to consult with an attorney or a legal advocate at the court.You haven't included important details such as your marital status and whether there is an existing custody order.If you are divorced, or never married and there is a custody order, you need to return to court and request sole custody. If you are married then you need to consult with an attorney or a legal advocate at the court.



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.


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


It depends on your legal status before and after the father left. If you are married then he still has full parental rights until a court renders a custody order. If you have been divorced custody should have been addressed in the divorce decree. If you were never married and he has no previously established custodial rights then you have full legal 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, father has child support obligation. see link


The mother. The father have to prove paternity in court and petition for custody, visitation and can then also pay child support.





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.


She already has sole legal custody as an unmarried mother. He can petition for visitation and pay child support.


no your not allowed to but i guess he was just quiet about it but then how do we know about it now in our time


The mother has legal custody from birth if never married. The father have to go to court to get his parental rights and prove paternity so he can seek visitation, custody and pay child support. The mother is in this case the one who decides what name the child will have since she is the guardian.If the custody is not with father, then after getting the custody , they may change the name.


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.



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