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Who has the right of custody over a child?

Custody lies with both parents in a marriage. Custody may be granted to only one parent.

In a divorce the other parent is given visitation rights.

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If the child is illegitimate, the law dictates that both guardianship and custody of the child rests with the mother, unless the child is subsequently legitimated by the marriage of his parents.

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Knowledge Base ID :   1062
Last Reviewed :   November 17, 2016
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