Who's last name does a child take from unwed parents?

Answer Whatever last name the mother chooses. Foe example, my parents are not married and my mom chose to give me my father's last name, (since SHE was the one who just gave birth the mom gets the ultimat... Read More »

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Child Support Laws for Unwed Parents in Iowa?

When parents divorce or separate in Iowa, one parent will be required to pay child support to the parent with custody of the child. If parents are not married, the mother is automatically the legal... Read More »

If the parents are giving a friend their child how can the adult accepting the child become legally bonded so the parents cannot take custody of the child at some future time?

Answer Parents cannot "give" a child to someone.All parties must follow the required adoption or guardianship procedures according to the laws of the state and through the appropriate state court.... Read More »

Can an unwed father who has never paid child support and has not been in the child's life get custody?

That would be very unlikely since he has not yet established paternity and so he has no parental rights. Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most stat... Read More »

If a unwed father denies his paternity and child never had his surname can the mother marry and new husband adopt child without consent of father?

Yes He Does If You Didnt File A Government Order For Him To Stay Away. If You Dont Want Him To See Your Child Then Go Get A Court Order.