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Who has legal custody of a child in Missouri if never married?

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2016-06-01 13:41:23

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

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Married parents have equal parental rights. They share legal custody.


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Sole custody and control. Father has nothing except a child support obligation.


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.


the person who has physical possesion of the child.



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


In the United States an unmarried mother has legal custody of her child unless and until the father establishes his paternity in court and requests custody and/or visitations.



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


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



If the mother has legal custody but leaves the state and doesn't have physical custody of your child then that must mean the child is with someone who doesn't have custody. I assume you are not married. In that case, you must establish your paternity in court and request legal and physical custody. If the mother has left the state without taking her child with her the court will certainly want to know who the child is with and will certainly consider awarding legal custody to the other biological parent, you.Perhaps you can convince the mother to consent to your getting legal and physical custody. If not sole custody, then joint legal and physical custody.You should consult with an attorneywho specializes in custody issues. The attorney can review your situation and explain your rights and options.


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 father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.The father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.The father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.The father's step sister has no legal rights in this case. A mother automatically has custody of her child.


It is not a grant. A married couple has legal custody of their child by virtue of being legally married. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child, since there is proof that she gave birth to the child, until the father establishes his paternity legally. Once he has established his paternity the father can request custody and visitations.


If you were not married when the child arrived the legal custody lies with the mother. The father have to prove paternity in court before he can get his parental rights.



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.


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