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The mother of my child died do I get custody?

Hammond, LA |

I when and got my son from his great grandmothers house two weeks after his mother died some people are telling me I still have to go to court for legal custody that right now I don't have custody but she died two years ago and he has lived with me since

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Are you on the birth certificate as the father? Were you married to the mother? Is there a child custody order in place? Did the mother have a Will when she died?

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not on birth certificate,never married,,,family acknowledges me as father ....need your info

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