What rights does a father have if he is not on the child's birth certificate?

Answer In the US, 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 iden... 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 »

What rights does a father have if paternity was never established and isn't on the birth certificate?

To have rights, the man must first be established to be the father.

Does the father have legal rights if he is not listed on the birth certificate?

If the father of the child is not listed on the birth certificate, after establishing paternity, he can be added and establish his rights. The court will order him to take a paternity test to deter... Read More »

Does a newborn's biological father have rights if another man signs the birth certificate?

I think that a paper with a signature should not be powerful enough to separate a creature from its creator. In this case, a father and an offspring. Legally, the father of that child is the person... Read More »