Q: Are mom's automatically awarded sole physical and legal custody if the parents were never married in Minnesota.
The dad is on the birth certificate but there's never been anything that's gone to court and there is no arrangement. He also signed a piece of paper giving me more custody when I had to get medical assistance. My son is 10 now.
A: If never married, and there is no adjudication of paternity, the mother has sole physical and legal custody. The father has no child support obligation and no right to parenting time, unless and until a court orders it.
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