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You are correct, as a single mom with no court order to the contrary, you have full legal and physical custody.
So long as there is no dispute, such as a petition filed by the father for joint custody, there is not going to be any questions regarding you maternal custody rights and a birth certificate is all you would need to provide as prima facie
evidence of those maternal rights.
There are no special questions going to be asked of you when your child goes to school, as blended families are nothing new and the schools are used to families with multiple names. Nor is there anything special your attorney needs to do unless the father initiates something to get a change in the status quo.
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