In Minnesota, an unmarried father has no custodial rights unless he obtains a court order. If he does file with the Court, the Court will make a decision about custody and parenting time based upon the best interests of the child. Every case is different, and I cannot tell you what a Court would do in your unique situation. However, it is rare that a Court does not grant at least some parenting time to a parent. Of course, the Court will also look at both parents' financial situation and make a decision about child support, medical support and daycare support.
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