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I was under the assumption for many years that as the mother I have default sole legal custody of my child. The father and I were never married. He is on the birth certificate, has never filed for any for of rights or custody. I fled the state in late 2009 due to abuse and violence in the relationship. The DA, Victims advocate and clerks of the court all told me i had sole custody and was fine to leave the state. I found out this past month that someone said that New Mexico law, both parents have joint custody unless otherwise appointed by court when a child is born out of wedlock. NOW I do not know which is true? Did we in fact have joint custody as he claims i kidnapped the child )not to law but to friends) Or did I in fact have sole custody as he never filed for any form of rights.
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