Can a mother keep her child from the father?
Given the fact that a father can lose custody, people often wonder if a mother can legally keep her child away from the father. The short answer to this question is that without a court order, a mother alone cannot legally keep the child away from the father.
How much rights does a father have?
Fathers' rights can include a father's right to parenting time with his children, the right to be consulted before adoption, and the right to time off from work to raise his child. FindLaw's Fathers' Rights section has the information you need to understand a father's rights in relation to his children.
What happens if parent takes child without permission?
If a parent has taken a child/ren without permission and won't return the child/ren, you do have several legal and non-legal options. Non-legal options include: Talking to the other parent; or. Having a friend or relative talk to the other parent.
In general, no parent can "take" a child and deprive the other parent of access to that child. Taking a child without a parenting plan and/or court order can constitute the crime of Custodial Interference. Custodial Interference is a felony.