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Who has legal custody rights until judges says different if the parents are not married he is on the birth certificate and is married to someone else?

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2013-04-16 11:47:34
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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.

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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.


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


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


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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.


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.


If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.If the parents are married both parents have equal rights to the children. If you want to establish a custody order then you must do it through court.


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


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 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 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.


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.



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


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.


What is the intent and does it involve married or single parents?


Yes, IF you have parental consent (from both parents if they both have custody)


If the parents are married they have equal rights. If not married, the mother in general have sole custody in most states until the father have established his paternity. When he has done that by DNA test he can petition for custody and visitation in 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.



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