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In all US states the law presumes that, the mother of a child born as a result of a relationship outside of marriage retains sole custodial rights unless a court rules otherwise. If the father did not sign the birth certificate or a declaration of parentage, a paternity test would be necessary before the court would consider custody, visitation, support or any other issues regarding the minor child.

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