According to a recent poll cited in the New York Times, marriage is disappearing. More than 40 per cent of new mothers are unmarried. Many young adults find themselves drifting into parenthood unintentionally. They may be living together when the child is born, but more than half will split up before the child reaches age five. Misconceptions and misinformation about the legal relationship between unmarried parents and their children abounds. Many unmarried couples remain unaware of their status until the Department of Revenue gets involved in a child support issue or an injunction for domestic violence raises its ugly head.