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I am planning on moving back to alabama with my family i am…

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I am planning on moving back to alabama with my family i am transferring jobs and my sons dad is on birth certifiacte but we never have been to court to establish partentrity can i legally move

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

My son was born in alabama but we have lived in ohio for 2 years

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No i have not cant afford one

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not that i know of

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Under Ohio law, when it comes to child custody rights, an unmarried mother who gives birth to a child is automatically the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court makes a formal Court Order stating something else. This also means that until a Court legally “recognizes” the unmarried father as the child’s father, the father has no legally enforceable rights regarding the child, including but not limited to Parenting Time (Visitation). As such, if nothing has been ordered or in place, there should be nothing preventing you from relocating.

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