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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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 agreemen (MORE)

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 l (MORE)

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 on (MORE)

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 abili (MORE)

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 diff (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 sp (MORE)

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. Ho (MORE)

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 pare (MORE)

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 a (MORE)

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 an (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 tim (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 p (MORE)

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 request (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 m (MORE)