Even if you were never married to your child’s other parent, laws are in place that govern your rights and responsibilities with respect to your child.
If you were never married to your child’s other parent – whether you have that child in your care and are in need of financial support, or you are seeking custody of, or visitation with, your child – you should not make assumptions about your rights or responsibilities. For some helpful information, please feel free to review the sections of this website discussing Custody and Visitation and Child Support.
These sections only provide general information, however. Feel free to use the sidebar to email me regarding your specific question.