This article focuses on unmarried parents residing in Massachusetts. It is not meant to provide legal advice, but for informational purposes only.
In cases involving children of unmarried parents, it is better for the parents and children to use alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or collaborative law processes, than costly of litigation to resolve matters. Children who are born to unmarried parents should be treated the same as if they were born to parents who are married. These children are entitled to the same rights and protections of the law as other children. See M.G.L. Chapter 209C, Section 1.
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