Q: What rights does the father have of a child when the mother and father weren't married but signed the birth certificate
Father doesn't pay child support or visit
A: The father has all the rights afforded to him as if he was married to the mother. He is also on the hook for child support for the child, but can petition a court for custody or visitation if custody is given to the mother. You need to hire an attorney to bring an action in Family Court and assert your rights to your child.
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