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Legal Question

Asked on: 12/04/01, 9:16 pm

custody and adoption

What legal right does the biological father have who signed the birth certificate,yet wasn't married to the mother,and hasn't paid support nor been involved with the child in 2+ years have? Does the mother naturally have legal(or sole) custody of the child if she has been the only parent involved in the child's life financially/physically or do you have to petition the court for that legal right? If the father hasn't supported the child financially or hasn't been present, how much say does he have to contest an adoption?

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