Q: I take care of a son that is not my biological.He considers me his father. His mother offers no support.What rights do I
I dated a young lady for 7 plus years on and off we have not lived together for the last 2 years but her son still stays with me. She has not lived together for the last 2 years but her son still stays with me.
What rights do I have to get custody of the Son. I have enrolled him at school. I have been the only parent available to pick him up for the last three years. I have provided all the clothes and financial support, food and shelter. I'm listed as father as far as all School documents go. what rights do I have
A: Your rights concerning the child are limited to what the mother willingly allows you to do. At any time, she can call her son home and not let you see him again. Or, the father could come in the picture and start a custody issue, of which you would have no dog in the fight.
There is a legal principal called equitable paternity that might apply to your case if you did wish to exert some legal rights.
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