If Ihave been with partner for 10 years and we have a child together, as an I’m an illegal alien do I have any rigths?

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If Ihave been with partner for 10 years and we have a child together, as an I’m an illegal alien do I have any rigths?

We are currently separated.

Asked on May 31, 2012 under Family Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your status as an illegal alien is separate and apart from your rights to your child, but it could have some impact down the road.  You as a parent have the same rights to your child as the other parent.  If you are the Mother and there has not been a legal establishment of paternity then only you are the legal guardian of the child.  If you are the Father then you need to estav=blish paternity and custidy through the courts.  Get help on both issues.  Good luck.


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