When a child is born to an unmarried mother, the father has no legal right to see the child unless they have a court order from a judge. In situation like this it is advisable for bothe parents to attempt to remain friendly and cordial for the welfare of the child and to do what is in his or her best interest. Both parents should attempt to work out an agreeable custody arraingment that will benefit both parents. The court will likely approve the arragement if both parents agree to it.
The person that has custody of the child when neither parents are married is the mother. When the child is born during marriage, the husband is assumed to be the father of the child. If the parents were never married the mother has sole legal and physical custody of the child, until the court order from the judge says differently. A father who is not married to a woman has no legal rights to visitation or custody of a child of both parents.
A man who is not married to the child's mother can usually have his name on the birth certificate of the child if there is paternity established. If the father who is presumably the childs parent an does not establish paternity to his child, the childs birth certificate will then list the mother's name and not the father's name on the birth certificate, of the child.