Can a father who isn't on a child's birth certificate take them from the birth mother?

Answer United States First let's clear the question of legal authority: a father cannot "take" children from their mother. Laws that allowed that degree of authority by a man over a woman have been off th... Read More »

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Does a biological father have any custodial rights if his name is not on the birth certificate and the mother was married to another man at the time of birth?

Answer Yes, get a blood test and prove it Answer No. What is your motivation? Are you trying to destroy a marriage? Have you done anything to support your child? Given money to pay for medical or... Read More »

Can you add father's name to birth certificate if mother is not available?

If the father did not sign the birth certificate and the mother gets married does she have to get concent from the father for her husband to adopt the child?

Does the mother or father decide the name on a birth certificate?

Hopefully both the mother and the father agree on a baby's name to be inscribed on a birth certificate, and that name should be chosen before mother and child leave the hospital. The mother fills o... Read More »