Megan writes: My boyfriend and I had a child. We never married. Our daughter is now 3 and we are no longer together. When we were together, we pitched in together financially but since that time, I have been doing all of the work taking care of her. He wants the same amount of rights to her that I have. Is that fair? We weren’t even married.
Megan’s question is really about the custody of a child when parents are not married. We will address this from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Custody of a Child When Parents Are Not Married – NH
Custody of a Child When Parents Are Not Married – MA