What if the father of my child is married?
Generally, if the biological parents of a child are married, they have the same rights regarding the child. This includes equal rights to have the child with them and spend time with them. They also have the right to make decisions about the child, such as where he or she lives and attends school.
Do unmarried parents have equal rights?
As a rule, unmarried mothers are granted primary right to custody of their children. This means she has complete authority to make any major and minor decisions regarding her child’s welfare. A mother with legal and physical custody is responsible for decisions regarding: Home residence.
Can a father take a child from the mother without consent?
If there is no custody order, both parents have an equal right to custody, and either can lawfully take physical possession of the child at any time. However, taking the child away without the other parent’s consent can be held against you in court if that action was not reasonable.
What can cause a mother to lose custody?
The most common reasons to lose custody can be attributed to the following:Neglect.Physical abuse of the child.Mental/emotional abuse of the child.Domestic violence.Alcohol and drug abuse by the mother.Child abduction.Unwillingness to work with the father regarding the child’s interests.
Do you have to pay child support if wife cheats?
“The simple answer is no, having an affair does not affect child support, but there are some exceptions,” he says. Laws do differ a little bit from state to state, Broder points out. Another factor that can play into child support payments, according to Broder, is the guilt that unfaithful spouses often feel.