Unmarried couples face some very unique challenges. In our previous blog post, we discussed how fathers have very little say in what happens to the baby before he or she is born. This is because the law tends to lean more toward the mother's rights while she is pregnant. That is probably shocking to some expectant fathers.
Once the baby is born, the issue of child custody is likely to come up. This means that you will have to go through the process of establishing paternity and exercising your rights as the child's parent. There is also the issue of child support.
These issues can often mean that you have to work with your ex to come up with the terms of the agreement or turn to the court to let a judge decide the solution to the issues.
These aren't the only areas in which unmarried couples face some challenges. If you are living together and accumulating belongings together, those belongings might be the subject of some disagreement if you break up. This can be difficult, but it is often possible to work things out.
We know that all of these situations are some that you hope you don't ever have to deal with. If you do find yourself facing them, we can help you learn your rights under Maryland law.
Even if you have another family law issue, including one that has to do with adoption, divorce or child custody, we are here to help you learn what you can do and to help you get things done.