Gadsden, AL asked in Child Custody for Alabama

Q: In Alabama what are the custody guidelines when a child is born out of wedlock and the parents decide to split up?

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Michael L Capleone

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Typically if the parents of the child are not married and there are no Court Orders in place already addressing custody.... Then one parent would need to petition the Court of their jurisdiction requesting that paternity and custody be established. Until that time, custody would tend to be with whichever parent the child happens to live with.

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