Unmarried Parental Rights
When it comes to parental rights and the law in Massachusetts, there is a difference between married and unmarried parents. Regardless of marital status, however, parents still have rights regarding child support, child custody and visitation. Fathers may have to establish their rights through paternity actions in order to assert their parental rights. After that step, fathers may be able to establish child custody plans that fit their needs and the needs of their children.
At The Newton Law Firm, we provide personalized and dedicated family law representation in Essex, Middlesex & Suffolk Counties, in Massachusetts. If you and your ex-partner are having disputes regarding your children, or you would like assert your rights through paternity, We can assist you through the process and make sure that all aspects are handled properly.
Contact us online or call 978-995-2014 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your specific needs. My practice is focused on helping families during their time of need.
Experienced Massachusetts Attorneys for Paternity Cases
No matter if parents are married or not, the rights and interests of children still come first in all child custody and child support matters. A child should be entitled to financial support from both parties and should be able to have relationships with their parents. Before these arrangements can be made, paternity must be established before other factors are taken into account.
Child support is based upon the incomes of the parents, as well as the child custody arrangements that have been set up. We will help you come to an agreement that makes sense for your family and meets your objectives. If you need to establish paternity in order to assert custody rights or to recover support, We can guide you through the process.
Contact Our Massachusetts Law Office for Family Law Representation
If you are an unmarried parent going through a custody or support matter with your ex-partner, contact our office to speak with a lawyer at a free initial consultation. Let us put our legal experience in family law matters to work for you.