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Yes, he has a duty to support the child financially if it can be proven that he is the father or admits that he is the father.
Yes, he has a right to have a say in the upbringing of the child so long as he is not rendered to be an unfit father. He may have visitation rights also, if the mother is deemed to have full custody.
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If the couple were married then the mother and father would have equal rights. If they remain unmarried, usually the mother has more rights but there is a possibility that both would have equal rights as well.
If the father's temperament is in question, then it may be best to remain unmarried ans the mother should get sole physical custody of the child while the father has visitations rights. In other words the child would live with the mother most o the time and the father would get some time with the child and the father would also pay the mother child support every month.
The answers I provided were based on your initial statement that they were English.
I am sure that certain aspects of Italian law and English law are different but since I do not know much about Italian law, I cannot say how they are different.
I would be willing to bet that the answers to the general questions you have posed are much the same.
They are under Italian law if they live there. If they moved to England, they would be under English law even if married in Italy.
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