Can a married mother keep the child away from the father?

Can a married mother keep the child away from the father?

Sometimes taking your child from you is a crime, like "parental kidnapping." But if you are married, and there is no court order of custody, it is legal for the other parent to take your child. If you have sole physical custody, the other parent may not take your child away from you.

Can my wife stop me from seeing my kids?

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Your partner cannot legally stop you from having access to your child unless continued access will be of detriment to your child's welfare. Until a court order is arranged, one parent may attempt to prevent a relationship with the other. If you cannot agree, you will need a court order.

What rights does the father have if the baby has his last name?

Even if you are registered on the birth certificate as the baby's father, you have no right to insist that the child is given your surname. Married couples can choose any surname for their children – the surname does not have to be that of either parent.

Do I have to pay child support if I lose custody?

In a nutshell, loss of custody does not affect the legal relationship between you and your child, only the living arrangements. And, most importantly, you maintain responsibility to support your child financially (that is, you are not excused from paying child support!).