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

Answer No she does not. Until you go to court the parent who is in possession of the child has custody.
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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... Read More »
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If the father is in jail for domestic violence at the time of a custody case does the judge usually give the mother sole custody?

Answer Yes, the safe environment of a child always comes first, so your chances of gaining full custody are high.
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How can an unmarried mother obtain authorization to take her young son overseas if she and the child's father have never been married or established custody and the father will not sign the forms?

Answer If the father is named on the birth certificate then the mother will have to file a writ of habeas corpus to request sole custody of the child.The father will be notified of the action and ... Read More »
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Does the birth mother have automatic custody if she and father are married?


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