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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Best Interests of the Child Created: Saturday, January 22, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Parents often hear the phrase "a child's best interests" and wonder what it really means. Learn more about this legal term and what it means in your state." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Why and How to Establish Paternity Created: Friday, December 07, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Paternity is the first step toward establishing a child support order. But there is more to it than just child support. Find out why and how to establish paternity.
    • When to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer Created: Friday, February 18, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A good child custody lawyer can help you win child custody. However, many parents wonder, "Do I really need a child custody lawyer?" Learn how to decide for yourself whether you need to hire a ch...
    • Can Both Parents Claim a Child as a Dependent for Tax Purposes? Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      In the case of divorced, separated, or never married parents, who can legally claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes? Can both parents claim the child? Get the facts you need.
    • Father's Name on the Birth Certificate Created: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      It may be difficult for single, unmarried mothers to decide whether to put the father's name on the child's birth certificate. There are several advantages, as well as some disadvantages, for listi...
    • Single Parents' Day Created: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Single Parents' Day is March 21. Find out how this holiday began and what you can do to keep it going.
    • Win-Win Holiday Visitation Schedules Created: Friday, December 14, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Holiday visitation schedules can be stressful. Find out how to make holiday scheduling manageable for your family, and how to teach the kids to prioritize social events and respectfully request c...
    • Estimate Louisiana Child Support Payments Created: Monday, July 23, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Calculate child support in Louisiana. Determine how much child support is owed based on factors used to calculate child support in Louisiana.
    • Child Custody in California Created: Thursday, April 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When deciding child custody in California, courts consider the best interests of the child. Learn what this means and anticipate how they'll interpret your case." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • How to File for Child Support Created: Thursday, December 06, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      File for child support because it's your child's right to be supported financially by both parents. Learn what's involved and how to begin receiving child support payments on behalf of your childr...
    • Child Relocation Guidelines Created: Friday, November 20, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Child relocation laws can be very confusing. Refer to this summary to learn about the law surrounding child relocation. Divorced parents, custodial, and non-custodial parents may learn important i...
    • Use a Medical Release Form to Grant Consent Created: Thursday, July 20, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Make sure your kids can receive emergency medical treatment even when you're not available with this free printable medical release (consent) form!
    • Deadbeat Parents and Unpaid Child Support Created: Thursday, March 29, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What are the consequences for deadbeat parents who don't pay child support? And, realistically, what can do you about unpaid child support payments? Includes tips for dealing with deadbeat parent...
    • Words to Include in a Birthday or "Just Because" Letter to a Child Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A letter from mom or dad is magical, full of love & pride! Here's a list of 8 words to include in an annual birthday or "just because" letter to your child.
    • Child Custody & Living Accommodations for Single Parents Created: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Child custody can be impacted by a parent's living accommodations. Refer to this article to determine how a court determines appropriate living accommodations for child custody cases.
    • Remarriage and Child Support Created: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Remarriage and child support bring up a lot questions. If a custodial mom remarries, will she continue to receive child support from her ex? And if a non-custodial parent marries, will his or her...
    • Are Your Family's House Rules Clearly Defined? Created: Monday, October 02, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Clearly defined house rules let your kids know what you expect of them at all times. Learn how to create your own set of rules and discuss them with your children." itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
    • Texas Child Support Calculations Created: Monday, July 23, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Calculate child support in Texas. Determine how much child support is owed based on factors used to calculate child support in Texas.
    • Factors Used to Determine the Custody of Children Created: Thursday, May 24, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn which factors the courts consider before making a child custody determination so that you can best prepare for your case.
    • 12 Parenting Time and Visitation Schedules Created: Thursday, December 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Parenting time schedules should factor in the children's needs as well as the parents' desires. Here, you'll find nine sample parenting time schedules for parents with sole child custody and parent...
    • Win Child Custody: Bring the Right Documents to Your Child Custody Hearing Created: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Parents who want to win child custody must be completely prepared. Refer to this article for an understanding of what documents to bring to child custody cases to win child custody."
    • Parenting Plan Worksheets Created: Friday, March 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Using a parenting plan will ease tensions with your ex. Use these forms to design your plan and make decisions about parenting time, holidays, transportation, and more.
    • Emancipation and Child Support Payments Created: Thursday, February 24, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Emancipation of a child impacts child support payments. Refer to this article for an understanding of what happens to child support payments when a child is emancipated." i--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --...
    • Child Support and Right to Counsel Created: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Find out what to do if you require the services of an attorney but are ineligible for court-appointed legal services." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      When deciding child custody in New Mexico, courts consider the best interests of the child. Learn to anticipate how they'll interpret your case." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Tips for Single Parenting a Child With Special Needs Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Are you a single parent raising a special needs child? Learn how to take care of yourself so you really can be there for your child for the long haul.
    • Single Parents' Tips for Creating a Will Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Find out why you need a will and how to set one up -- so you stop worrying about what would happen to your children if something every happened to you.
    • Single Parents and Alimony Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Should newly separated parents expect to be awarded alimony in addition to child support? Find out with this explanation of alimony for single parents.
    • Risks to Giving Baby Daddy's Last Name Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Can a woman lose medicare benefits just for listing her boyfriend on her child's birth certificate? Get the facts so you don't fall into the same trap!
    • Journaling Tips for Single Parents Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Ready to start journaling? Get tips for what to write, types of journals, and what to do with the fear that someone will read your work.
    • How to Cope When You Feel Isolated as a Single Parent Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      It's not uncommon for single parents to feel isolated. Find out how to conquer that feeling with these real-life tips.
    • Child Custody Evaluation Dos & Don'ts Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Want to make sure your child custody evaluation goes smoothly -- and in your favor? Be sure to follow these Dos and Don'ts throughout the process.

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