Absent an order of custody to the contrary, custody of a child born out of wedlock is with the mother.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-2-303. Custody absent an order of custody

  • Child born out of wedlock: means a child born to parents who are not married to each other when the child was born. See
  • Mother: means the biological mother of a child born out of wedlock. See

[Acts 1997, ch. 477, § 1.]