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The rights of unmarried fathers explained

Having a child can be one of the great joys in your life. Children can make you grow as a person, enforce responsibility and give you a reason to be happy and successful. Sometimes, parents are in a difficult position, though, because they aren't married. If you find yourself in a similar situation in Massachusetts, then you need to understand how to move forward and claim your paternal rights.

How your assets can be divided during a divorce

When you decide to get a divorce, one of the things you'll need to do is to decide how to split your assets. If you and your spouse are on speaking terms and are amicable, it may be possible to work through your finances and other information to decide how to split your assets and debts. If you don't get along or can't work through the process, you may be able to work through mediation or allow a judge to determine the division of your assets.

What kinds of custody are there in Massachusetts?

What kinds of custody can you have in Massachusetts? That depends on the kind you want to have, but generally speaking, there are four types: sole legal custody, sole physical custody, shared physical custody, and shared legal custody. Each is slightly different, giving each parent different rights and responsibilities.

You have a right to visit your child

Visitation is an important part of a child and parent's relationship following a divorce. There is nothing that can take the place of a true relationship between a parent and child, and to have a solid relationship, these two people need to spend time with one another. If you're not the custodial parent, visitation is likely invaluable to you. You want to spend as much time with your children as possible.

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