he is on the bc
Each natural parent would be presumed to have joint legal custody. Generally, it is physical custody that may be in dispute, i.e. with which parent will the child spend his/her overnights with.
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Would need more information - for purposes of access to records (educational, dental, medical, etc) then yes, each parent's rights are equal. If an application is filed with the court to determine parents' rights, there is a legal presumption that parents' rights are equal; in practice, it would be joint legal custody unless there's a good reason "why not." Many judges would also assume shared residential custody, but this depends on a lot of factors - they're listed in the statute, but the main ones that are considered are - age(s) of the child(ren), how far parents live from each other, sleeping accommodations, employment requirements.
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Custody is not automatic, although there is a preference for joint custody. If you don't think it should be joint, be prepared to explain why not.
A presumption of paternity will apply if the father is on the birth certificate, which then triggers certain rights one of which may be joint legal custody but not shared physical custody.
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