Omaha, NE asked in Family Law, Criminal Law, Child Custody and Child Support for North Dakota

Q: Friend had baby not married to the father. Father took son, & keeping him from her. Don't know where son is. Illegal?

He isn't letting her, see, talk, or know anything of her child well-being. The are unmarried, and both on birth certificate.

1 Lawyer Answer

Gregory William Liebl

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fargo, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: Like most legal answers, it really depends. What state are they living in? Is there an Order/Judgment in place? In North Dakota, if there isn't anything in place, he has as much of a right to the child as the mother does. That being said, he should not keep the child from her. There are different legal avenues to take to address this issue, which is fairly common. Contact an attorney to follow up on this and how she can handle this situation, legally.

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