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 Does the birth mother have automatic custody if she and father are married?

Answer No, although most courts favor custody to the mother.
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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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Does the birth mother have sole custody of the child if she and the father were not married?

In all 50 US states the law presumes that an unmarried birth mother retains sole custodial rights to a child until the court rules otherwise. This applies to minors as well as to adults. Generally,... Read More »
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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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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?


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