Can an unmarried father get primary physical custody of the child if the mother hid the child from her family and said he was put up for adoption and also took him to a hotel to meet with a guy?
yes they should be able to
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If an unmarried woman gives a child up for adoption does the father have first claim on the child and if he does take custody is the mother obligated to pay child support?
Answer . Yes, the father does get first claim, in order for the child to be adopted by someone else, he needs to give up his legal rights as a father to the child. If you …fully give up the child for adoption, to him, then he can not make you pay child support, but if he takes custody only, then yes you may be instructed to pay child support. He does not need to adopt to get custody. But he may stop you from giving up your child, by claiming he supports the child financially, and does not wish to terminate parental rights, but also does not wish look after the child himself.Get a lawyer and discuss this with him. Check out this site for more information http://adoption.about.com/od/placingachild/i/adoptionoption.htm (MORE)
If you live in the US... The child having the father's last name has NOTHING to do with custody. If Dad is listed on the birth certificate as the father, then both parents hav…e equal custodial rights until a court declares otherwise--you need a custody order. If Dad is not listed on the birth certificate, it will be a simple thing for him to petition the court to establish paternity and once that's done he can then petition for custody/visitation. (MORE)
Filed is not custody, and if she didn't have possession at the time, she cannot get temporary custody. He moved faster.
If his name is on the birth certificate he is the legal parent along with the mother. If they have split up she can go to court and ask for custody.
Can a unmarried mother take a child from Ireland to England without the fathers consent if he has primary custody?
If he has primary custody or even visitation rights, you cannottake his child far enough away that he cannot readily exercise hiscustody/visitation rights unless he gives you …permission to do so. (MORE)
Does the biological father of a child have any rights to a child if birth mother and presumed birth father put child up for adoption?
Yes. The child cannot be put up for adoption unless both biological parents give up their parental rights so unless you have done that the child can not be adopted unless the …court strip you of your parental rights. Her boyfriend or "birth father" as you call him, has no rights to the child at all and can not put the child up for adoption. If you have not established paternity in court and got your name on the birth certificate I suggest you hurry up because before that is done you have no rights. Get a lawyer. Clarification The presumed father is the person that the law presumes to be the legal father of a child until some legal action is taken to prove otherwise. The husband of a woman who gives birth to a child by another man is the 'presumed father' unless the other man is legally determined to be the child's biological father. A man who is named as the child's father on the birth certificate by his consent is the presumed father even if he is not the biological father. State laws vary regarding presumed father status. If there is a presumed father that may mean the biological father has not stepped up to the plate to confirm his paternity. He has no parental rights until he establishes his paternity legally. That would halt the adoption if done in a timely manner. This would be a complicated situation and you should obtain legal advice from an attorney who specializes in custody and adoption issues. (MORE)