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Unmarried Parents

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Lawyer for Unmarried Parents

Unique Legal Issues That Unmarried Parents Face

The unmarried parents we represent tend to fall into two different camps:

  • Unmarried parents in loving relationships who happily live together in a single home with children
  • Unmarried parents in contentious relationships with child custody and parenting time disputes

Whichever group you find yourself in, Miller Law Group, P.C. is here to help.

Parenting Tips for Unmarried Parents

There are many avenues unmarried parents can take to maintain a healthy environment for their children.

  • Obtain a Parenting Plan – This legally binding plan helps direct unmarried parents regarding child decisions.
  • Establish Custody & Visitation – Unmarried parents who do not live together should enter into an agreement.
  • Spend Quality Time with Your Child – Children benefit from healthy, fun relationships with both parents.

Supporting Parent-Child Relationships in the Absence of Marriage

At Miller Law Group, P.C., we recognize the distinctive challenges faced by unmarried parents, whether they are in amicable relationships or navigating the complexities of custody disputes. Our family law practice is committed to supporting all aspects of legal parenting for unmarried couples, ensuring the best interests of your children are always the priority.

Legal Paternity & Its Importance

Establishing legal paternity is a critical step for unmarried fathers to gain parental rights. In Massachusetts, if a child’s parents are not married, the father does not automatically have the same rights as a married father. 

By establishing paternity:

  • Fathers can secure their rights to custody and visitation.
  • The child can gain access to the father’s medical records, social security benefits, and inheritance rights.
  • Both parents can share in the legal responsibility of supporting their child.

Developing a Cohabitation Agreement for Unmarried Parents

For those unmarried parents living together, a cohabitation agreement is a practical tool. 

It outlines the responsibilities of each parent and can include:

  • Provisions for sharing household expenses and managing joint bank accounts.
  • Agreements regarding the payment of child-related expenses.
  • Guidelines for handling the dissolution of the relationship, should it occur.

Comprehensive Legal Assistance for All Parenting Scenarios

Whether you are an unmarried parent seeking to establish a formal parenting plan or needing to work out custody and support issues, Miller Law Group, P.C. offers compassionate and competent legal counsel. 

Our lawyers are experienced in all facets of family law, including:

Trusted Family Law Attorneys in Massachusetts

Our firm's goal is to provide the custom-tailored and experienced legal assistance that every client deserves. Our staff frequently collaborates on cases—so although you retain one attorney from our firm, you get the advantage of our entire team of family law attorneys. Miller Law Group, P.C. is proud to help unmarried parents through the difficult issue of custody. We provide free case reviews to people throughout Massachusetts. Let yours be the next! 

Contact our team at (888) 874-2142 today to discuss your case with our law firm.

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