Single Parents Rights

Single Parents Rights

Today, single parents rights are equal for single mothers as for single fathers. Of an estimated 13.7 million single parents in the U.S., 82.6 percent are women. Figures show that most children live with their moms. Single Parents Rights for Single Moms: Struggling to make ends meet to look after her family, one of the biggest challenges for a single mom is coping financially. When a father doesn’t pay support, a single mom can apply to locate an absent father through the Department of Motor Vehicles and State Employment agencies and a single mom can pursue money owed through the state … [Read more...]

Single Parent Child Support

Single Parent Child Support

Single parenthood is on the rise in America with the high rate of divorce and there are more laws now than ever to protect and provide for single parents struggling on their own. There is no one law across America. Child support laws vary state-by-state and Native Americans, tribe-by tribe. Federally recognized states and tribes are responsible for developing their own guidelines for determining child support. Most states have their own "Child Support Guidelines Worksheet" which is used for determining the calculation of support in that state. Courts may choose to deviate from this standard … [Read more...]

Single Parent Adoptions

Single Parent Adoptions

Are you a single parent thinking of adopting a child? Think carefully. Single parent adoptions in the sixties and seventies had virtually no chance of success, compared to today when thousands of children are living with single parents as adoptive parents. There is still frowning upon it in some quarters and there are still detractors who say that children should only be adopted in a home where there are two parents. Still, it is happening. There is no guarantee that a married couple will stay together after they adopt, and there is no guarantee either that a single parent will remain … [Read more...]

Child Custody Legal Advice

Child Custody

You are about to embark on one of the worst battles of your life; facing an irate ex-husband in court regarding child custody arrangements for your child. You’ve never been to court. You don’t know how to behave and what to expect. You’re apprehensive about seeing your ex-husband again. You’re wondering if your lawyer can stand up to the lawyer acting for your ex-husband. This is the arena you will enter when you do battle with an ex-spouse for the child custody. Before you go to war, you might want to take the following into consideration. Legal advice on the best way to handle a child … [Read more...]

Coping With Depression After Divorce

Depression After Divorce

After a divorce, some people spiral into a deep depression. This is completely normal considering the pain and trauma associated with divorce and for those who experience it, it can seem like the end of their lives. However, divorce does not have to be a death sentence and there are ways of dealing with it, and the depression associated with it, in a way that is positive and healthy. Symptoms Of Depression After Divorce After a divorce, people may find that they have a variety of symptoms that they simply cannot break. This is because of the different ways that people react to divorce and … [Read more...]

Single Parent International Adoption

single parent adoption

You may be glad to hear that single parent international adoption is something that is achievable. To apply to adopt an international child, you have to go through the same process as most married couples would go through. However, in order to improve your credibility you may need to have slightly more references than a married couple would need to have. You will also need to make extra contacts in order to quickly find the best countries for you to deal with as single parent. There are a number of things that you will have to consider when looking into adopting, such as: How old would … [Read more...]

Understanding Unmarried Fathers Rights for Your Child’s Sake

Unmarried Fathers Rights

Being an unmarried father can be pretty difficult, particularly when you are trying to hold down a job; maybe you are still at school or you may be trying to work and still study at the same time. The birth of a child should be a happy time, but as the unmarried father of a child, you probably know that the arrival of your baby son or daughter also means a legally testing time. In fact, many fathers have lost custody of their children all because they didn't know the rules of Family Law. Your rights and obligations though, depend largely on individual state laws. What you need is the right … [Read more...]

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