What are my rights to my 6 month old baby as a unwed mother?

Asked over 1 year ago - Lead Hill, AR

the father of my baby is mentally abusive to me, and over protective of his adopted child which is abusive to herself and anyone around her I am terrified for my babies life living with this abusive adopted child

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  1. Scott Allen Scholl


    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . If you and the father were never married, you have custody of the child. The only rights the father has is to file a lawsuit to establish rights.

    If that happens, then the Court will enter orders based upon what is in the best interests of the child.

    This response is for information purposes only, it does not create any attorney-client relationship.... more
  2. June Ann Anteski


    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . It sounds like you need to move out with your child and find a more stable and happy home in which to raise your child.

    As an unwed mother in Arkansas, you have full custody of your child. He will need to file a paternity action to establish his parental rights and be awarded visitation with your child.

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