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    Default Father Refuses To Return Child

    My friend just recently had a child and the father was not present for the birth to sign the certificate or any documentation for that matter.

    She has never contested him being the father, and even brought her son to visit him, etc. More recently she had dropped her son off to visit and when returning to pick him up, the father refused to give him to her unless she moved back in with him and his new girlfriend (I know..)

    If a court has never deemed him the father, is this guy breaking any laws? If so, what's the first move my friend should take to bring this through the proper channels?

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    Default Re: Custody Issue ..

    First move, call 911
    The police tend to frown on kidnapping.
    2nd move, stop taking the kid over there, unless there is a visitation order in place. After the "refusing to give the kid back" thing, I would ask for supervised visits.

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    Default Re: Father Refuses To Return Child

    Thanks for the advice. I personally believed it would be somewhere along those lines but I didn't know for sure, etc. I will have her do just that.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Father Refuses To Return Child

    Absolutely. His name is not on the BC and he has no rights until paternity is established. Either one of them can file for a determination in accordance with the laws of their state. Once paternity is established there is custody and CS to be ironed out.

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