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About Single Parenting

About Single Parenting

Being a single parent, there will be times when things get hard to do, such as toting kids around, working and juggling all of the other day-to-day activities. In the long run though, you have the chance to be your child's hero. And, with support from others, you can make being a single parent a tre......[Read More]
How to Determine If You Need A Guardian

How to Determine If You Need A Guardian

A guardian is a person appointed to make decisions for another person. A guardian is appointed by the probate court.The guardian makes decisions for a ward. The guardian can decide both health care and monetary decisions for the ward.These decisions can include:?Where the w......[Read More]
How to Set Rules for Children When Visiting a Noncustodial Parent

How to Set Rules for Children When Visiting a Noncustodial Parent

When you entrust a noncustodial parent with your children, you might feel hesitant, worried or frustrated that you cannot be there to keep an eye on things. However, it may be the noncustodial parent's legal right to have the opportunity to spend time with the children. Try to remind yourself that s......[Read More]
How Is Child Custody Determined in Ohio?

How Is Child Custody Determined in Ohio?

There are a variety of factors utilized by courts in Ohio to determine child custody. At the heart of any case in which child custody is an issue is a consideration of what is in the best interests of the child. Child custody determinations are made either through the agreement of parents or through......[Read More]
How to Search the Megan's Law List

How to Search the Megan's Law List

In response to the murder of 7-year-old Megan Kafka by a paroled sex offender, a majority of states have passed a series of regulations collectively known as Megan's Law. The laws vary from state to state, but generally involve the creation of a publicly searchable sex offender registry, allowing th......[Read More]
El Paso County, Colorado Child Protection Laws

El Paso County, Colorado Child Protection Laws

Colorado protects children from abuse and neglect.Child image by Serenitie from Fotolia.comEl Paso County, Colorado, which includes the city of Colorado Springs, has an office of Child and Adult Protective Services (CAPS), a division of the State of Colorado Human Services, that enforces.........[Read More]
Custodial Rights for Teen Fathers in Michigan

Custodial Rights for Teen Fathers in Michigan

The legal rights of a teen father in Michigan initially depend on his marital status. An unmarried father must establish paternity of his child before he can assert his custodial rights through a court order. Though a father's age does not affect his ability to establish paternity according to Michi......[Read More]
How to Win Child Custody Against a Narcissistic Father

How to Win Child Custody Against a Narcissistic Father

To win a child custody battle, you need to be able to prove that the child is better off living with you than with the other parent. In the case of a narcissistic father, you'd want to prove that his narcissism is bad enough to affect the child's emotional or physical health and well-being. Because ......[Read More]
Child Custody Mediation And Its Issues

Child Custody Mediation And Its Issues

Child custody mediation is a method of arbitration between separating parents which would devise a plan for the care of their children after divorce. This is normally done or completed in the presence of a third party that is completely neutral. Previously, mediation was done privately with the elde......[Read More]
Juvenile Justice Standards

Juvenile Justice Standards

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the arrest rate for juvenile crime decreased by 5 percent between 2006 and 2010. While this statistic is encouraging, with about 75 million people under the age of 18 living in the United States, the juvenile justice system must continue striving to maint......[Read More]
Youth Employment Regulations

Youth Employment Regulations

U.S. laws allow young people to earn money from working while they go to school.piggy bank, isolated image by JoLin from Fotolia.comYoung people can gain useful skills and learn the value of a dollar by working while they're still in school. However, the federal government places strict.........[Read More]
Michigan Marriage Child Custody Laws

Michigan Marriage Child Custody Laws

Michigan's marriage child custody laws protect the child's best interests.child image by Renata Osinska from Fotolia.comWhen a marriage breaks up, the custody of a minor child or minor children is often contested and the partners in the marriage turn to the courts to decide the issues.........[Read More]
How to Lower Child Support in Texas

How to Lower Child Support in Texas

Child support is an ongoing payment obligation to provide financial care for your child. Once you are ordered to pay child support in Texas, you must make the mandatory payment or risk the implications associated with failure to pay such as license suspension. If your financial circumstances have si......[Read More]
A Good Child Support Attorney Can Collect Back Child Support From a "Deadbeat Dad's" Retir

A Good Child Support Attorney Can Collect Back Child Support From a "Deadbeat Dad's" Retir

A wage assignment is a great first step for anyone with a delinquent "ex", particularly one that's steadily employed for someone else. And, for the person with limited means needing comprehensive assistance, CSE can't be beat, although their high caseload often means it can take ......[Read More]
State of Georgia Child Support Laws for Noncustodial Parents

State of Georgia Child Support Laws for Noncustodial Parents

Child support is paid by the noncustodial parent in Georgia.children image by Orlando Florin Rosu from Fotolia.comThe state of Georgia has child support laws in place that are designed to help parents provide for their children in the event of a divorce or separation. To receive support,.........[Read More]
North Carolina Custody Rights for Fathers

North Carolina Custody Rights for Fathers

Many aspects of domestic law are emotionally charged, but perhaps none more so than child custody. In North Carolina, as in most states, there is a preference for the parents to decide custody issues on their own by creating an outside-of-court agreement. When this cannot happen when the parents ca......[Read More]
Approaches to Juvenile Justice

Approaches to Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system has some major differences from the adult system. Juveniles, for instance, do not commit crimes, they commit delinquent acts. Juveniles do not have a right to a public trial by jury, rather a judge decides on the evidence at an adjudication hearing. The hearings and restr......[Read More]
How to Determine Who Gets the Dependent Deduction for a Divorced Parent

How to Determine Who Gets the Dependent Deduction for a Divorced Parent

A married couple will almost always benefit from filing taxes jointly and claiming any minor children as dependents. After a divorce, joint returns are no longer possible. Current IRS rules, as explained in Publication 504, hold that you can only claim a dependent child on your return if that child ......[Read More]
How to Stop Legal Bullying on Custodial Parents

How to Stop Legal Bullying on Custodial Parents

Because custody cases bring up weighty emotional issues, non-custodial parents may behave in unethical ways, including bullying the custodial parent through the legal system. Legal bullying is always unethical and in many cases, illegal. If you are a custodial parent who is being bullied through th......[Read More]
Emancipation Laws in Louisiana

Emancipation Laws in Louisiana

At the age of 18, an individual in the United States becomes emancipated or freed from parental control automatically. There are also ways to become emancipated at an earlier age, and states like Louisiana differ in their laws regarding this.......[Read More]