2006 Ohio Revised Code - [3109.04.2] 3109.042.Custody rights of unmarried mother.

[§ 3109.04.2] § 3109.042. Custody rights of unmarried mother.

An unmarried female who gives birth to a child is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child until a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order designating another person as the residential parent and legal custodian. A court designating the residential parent and legal custodian of a child described in this section shall treat the mother and father as standing upon an equality when making the designation. 

HISTORY: 147 v H 352. Eff 1-1-98.

The effective date is set by section 4 of HB 352. 

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