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Asked on: 8/02/13, 8:32 pm

which parent has more rights than the other , if there has been no court action taken by the father for custody, just his name on birth certificate. Thank you.

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Answered on: 8/02/13, 10:12 pm by Cory Wall

If the parents are not married and there's been no formal custody order, it is basically presumed that the mother is the custodial parent. That's why it is a very good idea for the father to file a paternity action in order to get the appropriate court orders regarding custody, visitation and child support.


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