Are you familiar with "Fatherless Day?"
Say that you're a good Massachusetts father. A workable definition of that might be a conscientious and caring dad who strives to remain on civil terms with your former spouse or soon-to-be ex and makes strong efforts to routinely promote the best interests of your children.
Surprises are a part of parenting and being married. Unfortunately, they can also be a big part of divorce.
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.