Can I get full custody of my baby even though I never married the mother?

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First you need to establish your paternity which is usually arranged through the court. Then you can make your case before the court. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in family law in your area who specifically works with fathers who want custody, if possible.
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If your girlfriend moves out of state with your daughter can you file for custody even though you are not married?

If paternity has not been established, then you would have to dothat first. Once paternity is established, then you have to rightto petition for custody.

How do you establish custody if you were never married?

Answer . File a motion with the courts in the county in which you live to determine custody. You will probably need an attorney or mediator to help you put together a custody agreement. Both parents will need to agree to all the terms of the agreement and then you are both bound to the agreement unless you choose to amend it.

Can a father gain custody even though you were not married and he has had nothing to do with her?

yes! They will demand a perternity test to prove that its the child's bilogical father.

If the father of your baby is married and his wife finds out and is forcing him to fight for full custody of your child can they succeed in getting custody?

Not very likely. You would have to be the worst mother in the world for that to happen. I've got a suggestion, fight fire with fire. Sue for child support. Answer Not unless you are living on the streets or are a crackhead. You need to get advice from an attorney, or public defender. Go to your local Family Law office, and get educated NOW. What a scary situation to be in. Be prepared, and get your facts straight, because being pregnant and stressed out are not a good combo. If the wife is harrasing you, get a restraining order immediately, then more than likely in the end, they will have no visitation rights at all. The law presumes that an unmarried female has sole custody to her child until a court rules otherwise. First, the father would have to establish paternity and the court would not force the mother to submit to a paternity test unless the mother wanted to file a child support petition. If the mother agrees to the testing and paternity is established to the satisfaction of the court the biological father can petition for custodial rights as can the mother. The wife of the alledged father has absolutely no say in the matter nor would the court allow her to present her views. As noted, the father would only have a chance to obtain full primary custody if it was proven to the court by a state agency (DFS, CPS, etc.) that the mother was guilty of abuse and/or neglect and/or child endangerment. It is a fact that the court prefers both parents to be involved in the child's life. Therefore very seldom will the court grant either parent full custodial rights or refuse visitation rights of either parent. FYI, persons involved in civil issues do not qualify for a public defender. There are many agencies that will help a single mother in such a situation, one such organization is Birthright, 1-800-550-4900, http://www.birthright.org

What does it mean when your friend thinks they are on a special mission to save you from marrying a famous celebrity you have never even heard of even though it isn't possible?

Answer . I'm assuming it's not possible for you to marry this famoous celebrity and so your friend is trying to get you to face reality. It is YOU that has the mission and you're kidding yourself that you'll end marrying this famous person. Tell your friend that anything is worth trying and one can dream. The reality of it coming true is low statistically, but one can dream. Let her know that and she'll leave you alone.

If a mother is never home and her daughter who's 17 wants to move out do you think its right for the mother to say no even though shes never there?

\nThis is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Consult the specific laws for the state and county in which you reside for the rules that apply.\n. \nIn most states, any 18 year old is considered an adult and is capable of deciding when and where they reside. They have the ability to contract for housing. SOME states allow minors to become emancipated under specific circumstances, but this is not just a matter of filling out some paperwork.\n. \nA minor is the responsibility of their parents until such time as they reach the age of majority or are legally emancipated. The parents are required to provide for the support of their minor children. If the parents give permission, the minor can live in another location. Such permission does not relieve the parents of the responsibility to provide support. \n. \nIf the parents do not give permission, the minor can be considered a runaway. Charges may apply to individuals that aid and abet such runaways, particularly if they are under the age of consent. In some states it is my understanding that this is not enforced for 17 year olds that leave home.\n. \nIf you are subject to abuse, you should contact social services for your area. They will assist you in getting out of the bad environment and into a safe place.

In Georgia can a 17-year-old live with her mother if her father has custody of her and refuses to allow it even though he has kicked her out of his house?

Not a lawyer so this isn't a legally binding answer but I would think at this point since he has kicked you out of his house he doesn't really have much say over you... On a more serious note in some states there are laws stating that a child can choose who they live with at say 12 or so (maybe different in different states.) I would get a hold of your local child welfare agency to find out what the legal issues are. They would at least be able to explain to you what your rights are or if not that, point you in the direction of someone who can. This father of yours sounds like bad news so please call soon. Note: In Georgia you can choose which parent you want to live with when you are twelve-thirteen. At seventeen you can move out of your parents home and they can do nothing to stop you. Also, legally, your father can not kick you out of the house until you are eighteen. More Input . The custodial parent is responsible for the welfare of a minor child until that child reaches the legal age of majority or the custody order is changed by the court. Law enforcement will not intervene in a situation where an older child leaves the custodial parent's residence to live with the non custodial parent unless the minor is considered to be endangered in some manner or there is a court order. The custodial parent would need to an order from the court to return the minor to his or her residence. These kind of matters can become complicated if the non custodial parent is under court ordered child support, has supervised or restricted visitation rights, etc.

If the mother has sole physical custody and shares joint legal custody with the father the two never married if the mother dies can her husband who is not the baby's biological father assume custody?

Biological Father Gets Custody . No, unless the baby's biological father relenquishes his parental rights, he would get custody of the child if the mother dies, not her husband. The biological father must sign his rights away to the mother's husband.

Should you stay with someone you are in love with even though you would never marry her?

It depends on whether she is looking for the same sort of relationship. If she is asking for marriage, kids and so on, then it is only right that you confess that you will not be doing these things with her and let her move forward into her future. If you really don't feel it, don't go into marriage with her--it is hard work and you need to have the commitment level to make it work for the one you love. Answer I agree with the first answer. Most women are looking for that special someone who is willing to love them enough to marry them and give them their last name. Some will tell you that they aren't because maybe at that time in their life they may not want it but eventually they will want it. So why waist her time and yours if that is not your ultimate goal. I know most guys that said they were in love with me also loved me enough to want me to have their last name even though I only married one of them. But I wouldn't allow any one to waist my time and tie my life up if one day I did have hopes of being married. Are you sure you are really in love with her and not infatuated or hung up on the physical aspects of the relationship. Because when you are in love with someone generally you have decided that this is the one who will make you happy and who you want to spend your life with above the other girls. Ask yourself are you using this woman as well. Be honest with her and let her make her own decision because if you have not discussed this with her its probably because you know that's what she wants and if you don't want to it is unfair to keep her blind to this valuable information. Maybe there is some who will marry her if given the opportunity. Trust me there is someone for everyone. Actually I am kind of curious as to why you would never marry her?

Even though your sister has temporary custody of you can your mom still sign the papers for you to get married?

Answer . You would need the signature of the person who has custody of you at the time.

Does a mother have custody before the case goes to trial if she never married the father?

No she does not. Until you go to court the parent who is in possession of the child has custody. .

How can a mother claim full custody?

Answer . You have to address the issue with the biological father to see if he will give up his parental rights with no reservations. If he does it may be as simple as going to the courts with the proper papers to file. If he will not then you have to prove why you should be in full custody and file that with the courts.

Can a 13 year of from Illinois make the decision of who she would like to live with even though the current parent has full custody and is a fit parent?

Answer . Essentially, you can be asked to decide if your parents can make it happen. There may be a reason that you don't know of that the one parent has full custody, and the other doesn't. You would have to logically convince the parents that the choice is not a passing thing, and commit to spending 4 to 5 years at the other house. Again, the parents have the custody worked out, so the deal is done.

If you have been separated for over a year but is still married and the child has been with the mother the whole time does she have full custody until custody is decided?

Answer . The mother has de facto custody. I do not know whether a separation agreement is involved defining legal custody, but from the sound of your question, I doubt it. Usually a fair Court with all things being equal will allow the child to remain with the mother until custody is decided. However, the determination of custody is not made until there is a signed agreement so Ordered by a Judge or a Court issues another legal paper, for instance a Judgment or an Order, that incorporates that signed agreement or until a judge decides custody.. Mildred Michalczyk

The mother and child is not on the property deed be evicted by the father of their child even though they are not married?

Answer . I don't think Common Law protects the woman and child, as far as property is concerned. So yes, they can be evicted by the landowner. AV SEX THAT PROOVES IT ALL !!!!!

Can you get married even though your partner is not there?

No, it is not possible to get married without your partner therewith you. When you get married, it is supposed to be a special timefor both of you.

Why is your DVD-rw full even though you never used it?

If the DVD-RW has not been formatted, then it has no "free space" for files. With no space free, it is effectively "full."

If I have full sole custody of my son and his father and i were never married can i move out of state against the non-custodial parent's will?

YES YOU CAN . once you have full custody you have the right to move wherever you want to that's the reason you file for custody right...the the reason full custody was ordered to give you full permission to do whatever you want ..the court gave u full custody only because they see you are a fit parent at the time of filing. however the father can file for full custody in the future but i doubt he will get it since the child bee living with you for so many years and you were the sole provider

Does the mother get sole custody of children if never married to the father if they split up even though he is on one of the six kids birth certificate by Michigan law?

Except in Arizona, the mother has sole custody and the father has to apply for his rights through the courts.

Can a 17 yr old take her mother to court so that she can continue living with her dad.. even though her mother has full custody?

This has been done, however custody hearings tend to take time. If you are 17, you will proably be a legal adult before the custody hearing process has been completed rendering the whole process moot.

How does a mother give custody of a child to father if they were never married?

The best, easiest, and safest way to do this would be to get a lawyer(one that knows custody cases), have them draw up the papers, you and the father both sign them, and the lawyer will file them and get the judge to sign them. Should take no more than 6 to 8 months at the most.

If the fathers name is on the birth certificate can he have full custody of his daughter even though he has never been there for her?

Having never been there for her is interpretive as there are father more fathers denied access to their children than those who refuse to be involved, according to the US Dept. of Health & Human Services study, "Survey of Absentee Parents". Plus, which would one rather see, a child in the care of an abusive mother or uncaring father? The second may lead to an unloved child, but the first can lead to death, though not so much so with daughters.

If the mother and father were not married when they had a child does the mother get full custody of the child?

In the United States an unmarried mother has legal custody of her child unless and until the father establishes his paternity in court and requests custody and/or visitations.

How could he treat you badly even though he told you he loves you but he goes to another girl now and want to marry her and he never even told you?

No offense but he was probably using you especially if you were still together while he was with her. He defiantly seems like a player and I would stay away from him. Or maybe you and him were just your basic boyfriend and girlfriend but he seriously fell madly in love with the girl he's with now and is seriously considering to spend forever with her. If you really care about him you would be happy for him no matter what even if your still hurt. Or maybe he could be saying the same things to her just so he can get whatever from her. I cant tell you which one it is to be honest because i don't really know everything that's going on so sorry about that. For me my current boyfriend, Daniel , broke up with his girlfriend and wants to spend forever with me and i feel the same but say if he ever left me, which he probably will never do by the looks of it, i would support him no matter what even though it will be hard for me i still would love him enough to be happy with whatever discussion he makes that makes him happy . So sorry i wish i could help more though so massage me if you need anything else.

How can a mother get full custody of your daughter?

A mother of a son or daughter who is not caring properly for theirchild may get custody of the child. This would be determined by ajudge when the parent is not fit to continue to parent.

Does the father have custody of he child even though the child lives with him but both the parents were never married. Can the father come after the mother for full custody.?

With no courts orders in place, the father has no legal right to have the child living with him. The mother has sole custody and control in all states, and he can still be obligated to pay support for this time period. He needs to immediately file a motion with the court to establish his rights and for at least temporary custody, pending a full hearing, before she gets wind of the fact that she can take the child away from him at any time. see links below.

Can a mother of a child in Florida leave the state legally without the fathers permission even though they were never married or had their regular visitation schedule recorded with the courts?

If a visitation schedule is recorded, you would be required to return the child to the area in order for him to exercise his access rights.

Can you like your boyfriends cousin even though we have a baby together and not married?

sure, if you want to like him, that's up to u! you just have to tell your boyfriend. but is your boyfriends cousin dating anyone?

Can a mother get custody of her children even though she is married to another guy?

If the mother is found by the court to be a more suitable guardian than the father, then yes, she can.

The mother and father never married he pays child support can he get custody?

Once he has established parental rights. and has prepared a case with a preponderance of evidence to back him up. Consider Joint Physical or Bird Nest Custody. See related links below.

Does mother have full custody if baby born out of wedlock in Florida?

Under all circumstances, unwed mothers have sole custody and control by default in every state until ruled on otherwise by the court. see link

Can the state come after the father for child support when the mother applies for Welfare even though they have shared custody and equal time spent with child?

The State can enforce an existing order. If there is no order, the State can issue one or ask the courts to do so. However, you have a right to contest either action.

Does father have to prove paternity of a child if going for custody and never married to mother?

Of course. Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he must establish his paternity by signing the birth certificate at the time of birth (waiving DNA testing rights) which must be done with mother's consent. If he doesn't sign the birth certificate then he must seek another way to establish his paternity and that is done through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court and once established the father can request visitations, custody and set up a schedule of regular child support payments for the child.

Can you get custody of your half brother if you live with your mother even though she is not his mother?

You can get legal custody over him if he is a minor in need of a legal custodian, if you are a responsible adult, and if a court agrees that you are the most suitable person to be custodian. this would be regardless of your living arrangements, as long as they are considered to be suitable for your half-brother.

Your mother has full custody. Would your father have to consent for you to get married?

No. If your mother has sole legal custody she can consent to your getting married.

What if a father has rights to the children but hes in jail and the mother is a drug addict how can you get custody even though you have a felony?

Regardless of what is said about them Lawyers are very useful people. If you're sure the mother of your child is a drug addict, you can have your lawyer advise OCS of this demanding they put in frequent welfare checks on the children and mother and make recommendations that the child be put into the custody of another (clean and sober) member of the family or even into foster care. An other method is have family check in with the mother and your children frequently (if allowed) with the admonition to call the police at the first and every sign of drug or alcohol abuse. Or to at least talk her into letting the kids "stay the night" when she's on a runner. It's very important to be a friend of this addict so that she'll know it's concern and not vengeance the family is doing this over. Concern for her especially. Emphasize you want your kids away from the dope, not their mother.

Can a mother cat run out of milk even though the kittens are still feeding my cat was full but now she isnt as full as usual?

The mother's milk will eventually dry up. It's a natural sign that the kittens should be more independent from her - learning to feed themselves on solid food.

How can you get custody for your daughter if her mother is married?

You have to be established, legally, as her biological father so if you have not done that do that first. Have DNA tests done if needed. Then you can apply for custody or visitation rights.

What custody rights does a illegal father have if he was never married to the mother who is a citizen?

Immigration status has no bearing on issues such as parental rights and responsibilities in the United States. What does matter is prevailing law where the child legally resides. Since you have not provided the state (or country) in question, an accurate answer cannot be provide.

Does the mother have full custody of child if father is not in picture at all and name is not on birth certificate and they were never married?

In most states, yes. However, that does not prevent the father from re-entering the picture at any time and exercising his parental rights for custody and/or visitation in the court of jurisdiction.

Can a father get custody even though he never met child and mom is unfit?

Yes if the court find him fit. It can also be that there are people seeking custody that are related to the child and that the child knows and some times they can have a chance too.

Can a father take his children if he and the mother were never married and there is no custody order?

No, he would be charged with kidnapping. She has custody since birth since they were never married and he never went to court for custody. . One case can be, if the mother is not financial capable to care of the child, the the father may proceed but firstly the mother must be agree for that. .

How can a mother get full custody of her son?

By filing the necessary petition in the court of family law in her county of residence. In all states, courts prefer that both parents be involved in the child's life, so you would need to provide compelling and documented evidence why you should be awarded sole and full custody especially if the father's parentage has been established, either by inclusion on the birth certificate or established after the fact in a court of law. It's also going to be tougher if a custody agreement is already in place. An attorney specializing in family law should review your case to see whether or not it is viable.

Father and Mother are not married when Mother decides she does not want to be a Mom then abandons the Father and Child. Does the Father have legal rights for full custody?

The father must establish his paternity through the courts since he and the mother were not married. He can petition for full custody. He should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. The mother's abandonment can certainly be used as evidence that the father should receive legal custody. He is providing the day to day care of the child. The father must establish his paternity through the courts since he and the mother were not married. He can petition for full custody. He should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. The mother's abandonment can certainly be used as evidence that the father should receive legal custody. He is providing the day to day care of the child. The father must establish his paternity through the courts since he and the mother were not married. He can petition for full custody. He should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. The mother's abandonment can certainly be used as evidence that the father should receive legal custody. He is providing the day to day care of the child. The father must establish his paternity through the courts since he and the mother were not married. He can petition for full custody. He should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues. The mother's abandonment can certainly be used as evidence that the father should receive legal custody. He is providing the day to day care of the child.

Can father gain full custody if and when the mother abused baby?

Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody. Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody. Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody. Of course, as long as the father has not been deemed unfit by the court. The process should already be underway if the baby has been abused by the mother. The father should already be in contact with Child Protective Services in order to protect his child and document the abuse. He needs to file a petition for full custody.

Can a father just take a baby from the mother if they were never married without establishing custody first in Missouri?

No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally , in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations. No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally , in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations. No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally , in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations. No. The unmarried mother has sole custody until the father has established his paternity legally , in court and then requested (and obtained) joint custody and visitations.

You were never married never been to court and have shared custody of your child. Can the mother of your child move to another state without your permission?

Yes. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child until the father establishes his paternity legally and then petitions for custodial rights. Once the father has established his parental rights legally, the mother cannot move to another state without his consent and/or the court's permission since the move would mean the father's visitation rights would be affected. Yes. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child until the father establishes his paternity legally and then petitions for custodial rights. Once the father has established his parental rights legally, the mother cannot move to another state without his consent and/or the court's permission since the move would mean the father's visitation rights would be affected. Yes. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child until the father establishes his paternity legally and then petitions for custodial rights. Once the father has established his parental rights legally, the mother cannot move to another state without his consent and/or the court's permission since the move would mean the father's visitation rights would be affected. Yes. An unmarried mother has sole custody of her child until the father establishes his paternity legally and then petitions for custodial rights. Once the father has established his parental rights legally, the mother cannot move to another state without his consent and/or the court's permission since the move would mean the father's visitation rights would be affected.

How can a mother win full custody?

i have a son in my custody what is the law in the phillipines about child custody if a child abandoned by his father

Why did the judge allow your wife to keep getting child support even though he ruled in your favor for temporary full custody?

You stated that you have been awarded only temporary custody but you have not stated the reason. The judge may be considering that the children will be returned to their mother's custody at some point. There may be a significant difference in income levels and the mother needs the child support to maintain the residence. If you want to know the reason in your particular case you need to visit the court and ask to see your file. You can review the order and any reasoning behind it. If you still have questions about your case you can ask the court clerk to help you find answers.

In indiana even if the mother has epilepsy can she still get full custody of her child?

Epilepsi is very different for different people so it all dependson how severe hers is and how the medicine affect her and if shetakes it as she should. She should speak to her doctor and lawyer.