Who will get custody of a child in a divorce if the mother is a US citizen and the father has a 'green card'?
Custody is awarded based on what is in the best interest of the child, therefore the judge will award primary custody to whichever parent is best suited to care for the minor child. The issue of the father being a legal immigrant does not invalidate his parental rights to a child whether they are custodial or visitation nor his obligation to pay support if he is not granted primary custody.
If a father gave full custody of the children to the mother on their divorce papers what right does the father still have to see his children or share custody?
If the child lives with father but the mother received custody in the divorce does father still pay the mother child support?
An unmarried mother has full custody of her child unless the father has established his paternity through the court. He can then request custody and visitation rights. A divorced mother must review her divorce decree and all related court orders if she is unsure about the status of the custody of her child.
It depends on the custody order already in place. If the mother is violating the custody order, the father can sue her for contempt, and ask that she be appropriately sanctioned. If there is no custody order in place, the father will need to sue the mother for legitimation or divorce, depending on whether they are married, and ask that custody be determined.
If department of social services took custody of children away from the mother can the father get custody if they are separated pending divorce?
A single father, what does that mean? Are you divorced, ever married to the mother of your child, or is the child adopted by you, or is the mother dead or out of the picture? If your question is "How does a Father obtain residential custody after a divorce or in a paternity case", then I can answer this question. Let me know what your grounds for custody are. What is it about the mother…