How do I get custody of my child when I was never married to my child’s mother/father?
A Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities is what you file with the courts when you and your child’s other parent were never married. The courts will decide decision making, parental responsibilities (custody), parenting time and child support unless you and your ex are able to agree. What you do agree upon is reduced to writing called a “stipulation” and this stipulation is filed with the court. If the court accepts your stipulation it is made an order of the court. If you agree on parenting issues but not child support or vice versa the court will decide the unresolved issues for you.
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