So my cousin had her son when she was 16. Her and the baby's dad wasnt married at the time of conception or birth. They got married a year and a half later. She has been told since they wasnt married at the time he was conceived and born she has legal custody. He says since they are married now they both do. (They are getting divorced, and he refuses to give him to her) who has legal custody?
In Ohio there is a law that says that an unmarried mother is automatically granted sole custody of the child until the father takes her to court... HOWEVER... they got married (it doesn't matter that it was after) so it no longer applies to their situation.
That's a tough one. If he was not listed on the birth certificate, then she does, because the baby was born before they were married and implied paternity does not apply. However, If he's on the birth certificate, then custody will be outlined in their divorce papers. I'm not sure he can legally keep the boy from her, though...they are going through a divorce, and if he's not letting her even see her son, then it's parental interference and can get the guy in big trouble.