Saturday, June 7, 2014

If a 17 year old and a 25 year old have a child, does the 17 year olds mother have any custody?

Q:  So as listed in the question a 17 year old "minor" and a 25 year old have a baby. Is the 17 year olds mother allowed to "take" the baby from either parents? Mind you they are both fit of raising the child. He works full time and has a decent job and provides for the mother and child just fine. The child has established medical coverage and sees the pediatrician regularly and has all scheduled vaccinations.

A:  David's Answer:  Assuming the 17yo is the mother of the child, then I don't understand your question regarding "taking the baby from either parents," when she IS a parent of the child. If the child is living with her, then she has de facto custody. But if either parent wishes to establish legal custody, either may file a petition for same with the Family Court.   -- David Bliven, Westchester Family Law attorney (

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