Can an unmarried girl get sole custody of her child?

Answer the unwed mother doesnt automatically get sole custody in all states... the state I'm in it is a "joint custody" state so if you put the father on the birth certificate then he will get rights to t... Read More »

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Can an unmarried father win sole custody from the unmarried mother?

Answer Yes, but the circumstances would have to be extreme. Courts are very reluctant torevoke custody rights from a parent(s) unless there is substantial evidence that neglect or abuse has occurre... Read More »

If an unmarried father wants nothing to do with his child does the unmarried mother automatically get full custody of the child?

Answer If the father's name is on the birth certificate, the mother must petition the court for full custody rights. If the petition is granted, it still will not relieve the father of his financia... Read More »

What exactly does sole legal custody mean in Virginia if in exchange for dropping child support you received sole custody of your daughter and the father can only visit if you approve?

Answer Sole custody means you have all the power. You can choose to keep the father out of their life until the children turn 18 if you want to or you can allow visits.

Can an unmarried girl get in trouble by not telling the real dad when the baby is born even if she knows the dad wants to share custody of the child and can another man adopt without dad's consent?

Answer You can get in trouble for not telling the birth father about the baby. It is not only unfair, but I think he can take you to court.