Single Parenting

As a single parent, you may find yourself facing some unique challenges that require some extra support. Learn more about providing your children with a healthy and happy upbringing.

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7 Tips for Raising A Daughter as a Single Dad
Don't go dad!
What to Say When Your Child Asks About Why the Father Isn't His Life
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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About the Fact That You're Dating
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How TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Can Help You
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Your Guaranteed Rights When You Sign for Acknowledgment of Paternity
Talk to your kids about what your divorce will mean to them.
The Biggest Discipline Mistakes Divorced Parents Tend to Make
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5 Questions to Consider Before Becoming a Blended Family
Divorce affects children in many ways.
The Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children
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Resources for Newly Single Moms and Dads
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How Single Parenting Can Be a Positive Experience for Families
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Transitioning to Life as Newly Single Father for Your Family
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8 Fathers' and Men's Rights Organizations in the United States
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Tips for Single Parents Who Want to Be Strong and Successful
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HUD Programs Available to Single Mothers and Their Families
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Understanding and Coping With Child Abandonment
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Are Your Kids Ready for You to Start Dating Again?
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Sample Child Visitation Schedules for Parents
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Should You Name the Father on Your Baby's Birth Certificate?
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Tips for Widows and Widowers Raising Children
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What Not to Do When Your Child Wants to Live With Your Ex
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4 Free Printable Forms for Single Parents
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Everything Dads Need to Know About Child Support
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How Do Child Support Payments Impact Public Assistance?
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What to Know About Unemployment and Child Support
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How Child Support Affects Food Stamps
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How Child Support Payments Affect Your Taxes
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How a Parent Can Stop Receiving Child Support Payments
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When Can You Refuse Parental Visitation?
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How Much Child Support the Average Single Parent Really Gets
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What You Should Do If You Can't Afford Child Support Payments
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How Victims of Paternity Fraud Can Protect Themselves
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All the Documents You Need to File for Child Support
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Child Support Regulations That Affect Military Service Members
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Recover the Back Child Support You Are Owed
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Can You Go to Jail for Not Paying Child Support?
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How to Collect Child Support in Another State
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Can a Parent Withhold Visitation for Unpaid Child Support?
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Considerations for Termination of Child Support Obligations
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How Does the Death of a Parent Affect Child Support Payments?
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What Emancipation Means and How It Affects Child Support
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Could You Be Eligible for Child Support Modification?
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Child Support as the Financial Responsibility of Your Children
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Win Child Custody by Showing the Courts That You're the Better Parent
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How Fathers Can Get Full Custody of Their Kids
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How to Successfully File for Child Custody Without a Lawyer
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Who Gets Child Custody After a Parent Dies?
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Can a Father Get Full Custody of a Child?
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10 Steps to Get Custody of Your Child
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How to Have Alternatives and Modify Your Family's Visitation Schedule
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Prepare to Answer Different Questions at Your Child Custody Hearing
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Understand the Different Types of Child Custody Before Settling in Court
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How to Win a Child Custody Battle in Court
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Determining Custody for the Child's Best Interests
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How to Give and Get Temporary Child Custody
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Decide Whether Sole Physical Custody Is the Best Option for You
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Steps You Can You Take If You Lost Custody of Your Kids
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Overcoming the Obstacles of Gaining Sole Custody of Your Kids
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How to Handle Your Kids' Separation Anxiety During Visits With Your Ex
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Why You Should Consider the Benefits of Sharing Joint Custody
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6 Tips to Help Prepare for Your Child-Custody Hearing

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