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    ijborges is offline Junior Member
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    What is the name of your state? Rhode Island

    My brother-in-law has a daughter out of wedlock. When his ex had the baby, she put her then-husband on the birth certificate as the father. He has had nothing to do with the child. Also, apparently the birth certificate names the child with the surname of my brother-in-law. I am told this was done for insurance purposes. In any event, the mother of this 8-year-old passed away Friday and my brother-in-law, who has had his daughter every weekend, and often during the week, wants to get custody of his daughter. What are his options? Thank you.
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    First see if daddy on the Birth record will sign her over to the real daddy. so he can keep her the easy way. Are spend lots and lots of money fighting it. I am sure the mother side of the family will take the little girl and dad can pick her up from there if nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ijborges
    What is the name of your state? Rhode Island

    My brother-in-law has a daughter out of wedlock. When his ex had the baby, she put her then-husband on the birth certificate as the father. He has had nothing to do with the child. Also, apparently the birth certificate names the child with the surname of my brother-in-law. I am told this was done for insurance purposes. In any event, the mother of this 8-year-old passed away Friday and my brother-in-law, who has had his daughter every weekend, and often during the week, wants to get custody of his daughter. What are his options? Thank you.
    IJBorges
    He needs to file to establish paternity...and then file for custody. As long as DNA proves him to be the father, he should have little difficulty getting custody. He really should get an attorney if at all possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mona vaughn
    First see if daddy on the Birth record will sign her over to the real daddy. so he can keep her the easy way. Are spend lots and lots of money fighting it. I am sure the mother side of the family will take the little girl and dad can pick her up from there if nothing else.
    Umm, do you know what the heck your talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by --PARIDISE--
    Umm, do you know what the heck your talking about?
    Read some of her other posts...sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LdiJ
    Read some of her other posts...sigh.
    I just did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LdiJ
    He needs to file to establish paternity...and then file for custody. As long as DNA proves him to be the father, he should have little difficulty getting custody. He really should get an attorney if at all possible.
    Okay. That is what I will suggest. The mother's family has no problem with him taking custody. They know that he has been taking care of her since she was born. It is a screwy situation, yes, but we are pretty sure there will be no problem with either side of the family. I have visited with the mother's side and they said they expected my brother-in-law to raise his daughter. I am just checking to see what steps he needs to take to make things legal for him and his daughter. Thanks for the advise.

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