Q: If baby has fathers last name. But parents are unmarried, what rights does he have?
Father was still married to someone else when my mom gave birth, his name is on birth certificate, but they were never married & have split up, does he have any rights?
A: Unless the parents are married when the child is born, or they have had custodial rights assigned through the court, an unwed father has no rights to his children. Talk to an attorney local to you as soon as possible about seeking a paternity action to establish your legal rights regarding your children.
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