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hi if being married to an america and living in the state of Texas, also being pregnant what are my rights, if i wish to leave my husband to come back to England with my child?
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No one has any rights over your unborn child, so at the present time there is nothing stopping you from deciding to leave your husband and move back to the UK. If the child is born in TX, you would not be able to leave without the court issuing a custody order approving that you become the primary custodial parent and authorizing relocation to another country. This would generally happen when a divorce action has been initiated. However, while you are still married, both parents have equal rights/access to their children, so you can leave with your child, so long as your whereabouts are not concealed to the father in order to avoid a child abduction charge.





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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
what about if i came back to givebirth to my child in an english hospital and has a bitish birth certificate. how would i stand with my rights then as the child would be british.?
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First, I have no knowledge of UK law, so that part of your question should be asked in our UK family law section. However, I can tell you once the child is in the jurisdiction of the U.S. those laws would control who has rights over the child, regardless of where it is born. By virtue of your marriage, the father will automatically have legal rights to his child and only by a court order can his rights be restricted.




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