Can an unwed mother keep the child from the father
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Oklahoma
Thank you for posting your question to JA/Pearl. Legal questions often take time for research or I may be offline so please be patient, I will reply.Yes she can. Since they are not married, the mother is the presumed custodian of the child and can refuse to allow the father any visitation. The father can file a petition in the Family Court for custody, visitation and also a determination as to child support. If Paternity is an issue, he can also request a DNA test to determine paternity. Here is a referral site for attorneys.http://www.lawyer.comThe mother also has the same rights to file in the family court and can ask for sole custody. The court will make a ruling based on the best interests of the child.
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