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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.

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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.


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.


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


With the court's permission, if the parents are not married. Single fathers have no assumed rights to a child. Married parents have equal rights to the child until otherwise ruled on.


In the United States both parents have equal rights of custody of the child if they are legally married.


Any parents custody right can be revoked if they are found unfit.


Based on reports from single fathers, the mother has sole custody until otherwise ruled on by the courts. see links


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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 has sole custody if the parents are not married and there are no court orders regarding custody. A father who wishes to have parental rights must have his paternity established through the court.



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Only if the parents are found unfit does the grandparents as well as other relatives have a chance for custody.


The mother assumes automatic custody, unless she is unfit.


The mother. The father have to apply for visitation and custody in court.


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.


If you live in the US... The child having the father's last name has NOTHING to do with custody. If Dad is listed on the birth certificate as the father, then both parents have equal custodial rights until a court declares otherwise--you need a custody order. If Dad is not listed on the birth certificate, it will be a simple thing for him to petition the court to establish paternity and once that's done he can then petition for custody/visitation.


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.


And you are? If the parents were not married the mother has custody until the father can petition for it after he has proved paternity in court. If married you have equal custody. Just living with you does not give you custody. it has to go through court.


This would depend on the Will. If not addressed, were the parents married? If not, the paternal grandparents have not claim as unmarried fathers have no assumed rights. Otherwise, if the parents were married, and no Will exist, than it would be a matter for the Probate court.


The biological mother has presumptive custody, at least until a custody order is hammered out in court.


You're married now and both parents have equal parental rights.


If both parents are still alive and both have custody, then you need consent from both of them. In the event that one is no longer alive or doesn't have custody, then you have to provide proof of that (a death certificate or a custody order). And just FYI if the 16-year-old is a male, they cannot marry without a court order approving/allowing it.


Yes, if that is what is put on the birth certificate.




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