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What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform
It should come as no surprise that the interests of health insurance providers and the people they insure sometimes conflict. Providers want to minimize costs while plan participants want comprehensive coverage with minimal restrictions or out-of-pocket costs. Federal healthcare reform legislation that ... READ MORE

Becoming a Foster Parent
When a home environment is unhealthy, state social services will remove minor children from their biological home and place them with foster parents. During this time, the children's biological parents are expected to work at improving the situation so their children can return home to them. The goal ... READ MORE

Medicaid Helps Low Income Families Get Health Services
Medicaid ensures that many U.S. citizens receive healthcare, even if they can't afford it, or if they can't afford private health insurance. Although Medicaid is a government program for low-income families, not all low-income individuals qualify. Also, states can make some of their own rules. Federal ... READ MORE

Children Have Legal Rights
In most states, for legal purposes, a child is a person under the age of 18. A few states set the age of majority at 17 or 19. Children who are living with their parents have the right to receive basic needs from them. Otherwise, the state must provide those services. Parents Must Provide Basic Necessities ... READ MORE

My Underage Child is Pregnant
Learning that your underage child is pregnant can be a trying time for any parent. Despite the circumstances, you'll need to help your child weigh all of her options for dealing with the pregnancy. Some of the options, such as abortion and putting the baby up for adoption, may or may not be available, ... READ MORE

Raising a Child with Special Needs
Parenting any child can be a challenge. Parenting a child who has physical, developmental or emotional disabilities can multiply these demands tenfold. Among the challenges faced by the parent of a special needs child are paying the bills, care-giving on a daily basis, and advocating for your child’s ... READ MORE

Does the Law Protect People with Autism?
One out of every 88 Americans has been diagnosed with autism, and its prevalence has been rising sharply over the past decade. Autism is four times more common in boys than girls. There is no cure, but early diagnosis and treatment can vastly improve the lives of those with autism. Children with autism ... READ MORE

Welcome a Child Video
Having children is one of the biggest life-changing events you'll ever experience. It can also be one of the most daunting, especially if you're unfamiliar with your legal rights and responsibilities. Watch this video clip to learn more about the legal protections given to pregnant women, health insurance ... READ MORE

Emancipation of Minors: Children's Right and Privileges
Most parents care deeply about their children and want them to lead a healthy, successful, and independent life. Sometimes children want to exercise that independence before their parents are ready to let go. ... READ MORE

The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of a Parent
Being a parent is a job that lasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no sick days, there are no holidays. Although its hard work, parents also enjoy significant legal protections when it comes to their children. ... READ MORE

 

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