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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Find a Food Bank or Food Pantry in Your Area Created: Monday, November 12, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A food pantry or food bank exists to help low-income families get by. Find a local food bank or food pantry in your area.
    • Mentoring Programs for Children of Single Parents Created: Friday, January 30, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Mentoring programs offer children of single parents the opportunity to develop a significant relationship with a caring adult, within an environment that is safe. Find out where and how to enroll ...
    • Custodial Parents' Responsibilities Created: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Custodial parents bear much of the responsibility for their children's well-being. Learn what you need to do as a custodial parent to legally fulfill your obligations to your child and the courts.
    • Before You Choose a Single Parent Support Group Created: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Looking for a single parent support group? Gain the support of other single parents who face some of the same challenges you do.
    • How to Get a Restraining Order Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to get a restraining order. Find out who to contact, how to talk with the judge, and how to establish a temporary or permanent restraining order against someone who's threatening you or y...
    • Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Family Law Attorney Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Before hiring a family law attorney, conduct a thorough interview. Here are seven categories of interview questions to ask during your initial consultation.
    • Child Custody in Maine Created: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When deciding child custody in Maine, courts consider the best interests of the child. Learn what this means and anticipate how they'll interpret your case." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Visitation Transfer FAQ Created: Friday, January 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Visitation transfer does not always go smoothly. That's why you need to be prepared ahead of time for a visitation drop offs and pick ups, including communicating with the other parent in advance a...
    • 30 Things to Include in Your Parenting Plan Created: Thursday, January 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A parenting plan is vital to establishing a good working relationship with your ex. It outlines all of the miscellaneous details that come in to play for parents who share any amount of parenting t...
    • Shared Parenting Myths Created: Friday, March 28, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Shared parenting refers to a joint custody arrangement where both parents share approximately equal parenting time. However, it is an option that is still widely misunderstood. Find out the truth...
    • Asking for Help: Tips for Single Moms & Dads Created: Thursday, October 12, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Asking for help can be difficult, especially for single parents who are used to doing everything on their own. However, there are plenty of people around you who are willing to chip in. Use these step-by-step directions to identify sources of help in your community and begin to build your own network of support.
    • Why and How to Establish Paternity Created: Friday, December 07, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 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.
    • 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...
    • 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."

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