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If he has abandoned the mother, talk to a lawyer. There may be a law in your state that after so many years of 'abandonment' custody is automatic. Get a lawyer and file for full custody if abandonment is not the issue.

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My son experienced this situation. In California, the answer is to go to the hospital of birth where he showed his California driver's license, Social Security Card, and a DNA test proving he was the father. His son was born at the county hospital as opposed to a private hospital, which may have an impact on where to go. He had to pay $15 (the fee to file the ammended birth certificate with the county Hall of Records.) He signed the birth certificate in their presence and they kept copies of his CDL, SSC, & DNA test and submitted it

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The mother does not have sole custody if nothing is filed in court!

Please be careful thinking of that. Whether on the birth certificate or not, custody has been established through the court.

Both parents have equal rights.

Ex: If you are the mom, and the dad takes your child for the weekend and decides not to give them back, you can not file a lawsuit for that.

There is nothing you or the cops can do.

It's a civil matter.

They will look at you, and say, "Take him to court."

If he takes off with the child/children, and you can't find them, then you can't file for court to get costody back.

Again, too bad. It's not an amber alert, it's not a missing child, nothing.

My suggestion to you is call and do a free consultation with a lawyer. If you have any questions, ask the lawyers.

Or, the court houses have free legal clinics through legal aid and you don't have to qualify. You go and wait in line and lawyers answer any and all questions you have for free. No income verification required.

Suggestion: Write down all of your questions before you go and be prepared to write fast, they give you a lot of info.

Good luck to you.

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No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.

No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.

No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.

No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.

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No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.

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If the father did not sign the birth certificate, then you already have sole custody.

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