Which last name should an unwed mother give her newborn child?

Answer An unwed mother has complete control over what to name the child. She should give the child her own last name since it is likely she will have complete responsibility for the child. If the parents ... Read More »

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If the fathers name was never on the birth certificate and he was in another state can the teenage unwed mother give the child her stepdads last name in Michigan?

No. If the Bio father doesn't file the name change with you, you will have to give information so that he can be notified. That would include his name and his current or last known address (if you ... Read More »

Does unwed mother have sole custody of her child?

You already have sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court and requests custody rights. Unmarried fathers have no automatic rights. They must establish their rights through a... Read More »

Does unwed mother have sole custody of her child in California?

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 identified by m... Read More »

Child Custody Laws for an Unwed Mother in Florida?

When an unmarried couple have a child together in the state of Florida, the mother retains legal custody of that child until paternity is established. Once the father of the child is legally determ... Read More »