Legal Issues for the Single Parent
- Child Custody (146)
- Child Support (248)
- Family Law Professionals (8)
- Frequently Asked Questions (6)
- Glossary (33)
- Legal Guardianship (3)
- Legal Separation (3)
- Military Single Parents (4)
- Parental Rights (6)
- Paternity (8)
- Preparing for Court (11)
Parenting Plan Checklist: 30 Things to Include
A good parenting plan should include all of the miscellaneous details that come in to play when you're raising kids together. Find out what essentials should be included, as well as some often-neglected items you won't want to leave out.
5 Reasons to Change Your Child's Last Name
Do you wish you could change your child's last name? You're not alone. Here are five legitimate reasons for legally changing your child's last name.
How to Collect Interstate Child Support
Child support orders can be difficult to enforce across state lines. That's why the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) exists. Learn how the UIFSA can help you collect child support from a parent who resides in another state.
Can the Government Force Me to File for Child Support?
Filing for child support does impact your eligibility for government assistance programs, such as food stamps. Find out why and what you can do about it.
Do I Have to Pay Child Support if My Kids Don't Want to See Me?
Many non-custodial parent who pay child support struggle with this question. Find out whether you're obligated to continue paying, as well as when your child will be considered "emancipated."
Allegations of Domestic Violence and Child Custody
Children should never be exposed to domestic violence. Find out how the courts handle allegations of domestic violence in child custody cases.
Protect Your Kids From Parental Abduction
The fear of parental abduction keeps many custodial parents on guard. Find out how the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act is designed to prevent parental abduction in child custody cases and learn what you can do to protect your kids.
How to Obtain a Passport for a Child
Obtaining a passport for a child can be difficult for parents who share legal custody, or for solo parents who can not reach the other parent. These guidelines will help you understand the law and obtain a passport for your child, even when it is difficult or impossible to obtain two parental signatures.
Single Parent Statistics
Many people assume that the "average" single parent is an uneducated, young single mom. The truth may surprise you. Find out what the U.S. Census Bureau has to say about the average single parent raising kids in the U.S. today.