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.