Unmarried couples and parenting: A look at the legal rights of parents and their children

Most people picture an 'unwed mother' as a teenage girl. However, a majority of unmarried parents are adults and are frequently in committed relationships. So, how does the marital status of these unmarried parents affect their legal rights, and what impact do the laws have on their children?

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by Ann MacDonald



Updated on: March 30, 2023 · 2 min read

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