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Children's Rights

If you and the other parent agree on custody and visitation, your child probably doesn't need a lawyer. But you may want to ask for one if you and the other parent disagree about custody or visitation; you are worried about your child’s safety; or there is a question about paternity.

There are rules to make schools a safe place to learn. Read this to learn about school rules, where your child can go to school, missing school, truancy, discipline, bullying, and more.

Emancipation is a legal process that gives a teenager who is 16 or 17 legal independence from their parents or guardians. Emancipation can be an important legal tool for certain teenagers, but you should give it careful thought before moving ahead.

This article explains Connecticut laws about lead poisoning.

Here are some things you can do if your child is being bullied in school.

TFA is Temporary Family Assistance. It’s usually called "welfare" or "state." TFA is Connecticut’s cash assistance program for low-income parents, including teenage parents, and their children.

This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true no matter where you live.

Were you kicked out of your house? Did you run away? Do you live in a shelter or temporarily with a friend? Did your family lose their housing?

Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation.

If you were arrested when you were under 18, you probably have a juvenile record. The good news is that most juvenile records can be erased.

This book covers typical issues and events that may happen to families with child abuse or neglect problems. It does not provide legal advice or cover what may happen if someone is arrested for hurting a family member. You will get the most out of this information if you use it as a general guide and then make use of the resources listed. Reach out for help if you think you or your family may need it.

What are my rights? How can I become a legal permament resident?

Here are some booklets about dating violence and statuatory rape for teens.

If you can't afford a lawyer, you may have to represent yourself in family court. Here are some tips to help your day in court go more smoothly.

If you are bullied or discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender expression, there are laws to protect you.

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Children's Rights

If you and the other parent agree on custody and visitation, your child probably doesn't need a lawyer. But you may want to ask for one if you and the other parent disagree about custody or visitation; you are worried about your child’s safety; or there is a question about paternity.

There are rules to make schools a safe place to learn. Read this to learn about school rules, where your child can go to school, missing school, truancy, discipline, bullying, and more.

Emancipation is a legal process that gives a teenager who is 16 or 17 legal independence from their parents or guardians. Emancipation can be an important legal tool for certain teenagers, but you should give it careful thought before moving ahead.

This article explains Connecticut laws about lead poisoning.

Here are some things you can do if your child is being bullied in school.

TFA is Temporary Family Assistance. It’s usually called "welfare" or "state." TFA is Connecticut’s cash assistance program for low-income parents, including teenage parents, and their children.

This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true no matter where you live.

Were you kicked out of your house? Did you run away? Do you live in a shelter or temporarily with a friend? Did your family lose their housing?

Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation.

If you were arrested when you were under 18, you probably have a juvenile record. The good news is that most juvenile records can be erased.

This book covers typical issues and events that may happen to families with child abuse or neglect problems. It does not provide legal advice or cover what may happen if someone is arrested for hurting a family member. You will get the most out of this information if you use it as a general guide and then make use of the resources listed. Reach out for help if you think you or your family may need it.

What are my rights? How can I become a legal permament resident?

Here are some booklets about dating violence and statuatory rape for teens.

If you can't afford a lawyer, you may have to represent yourself in family court. Here are some tips to help your day in court go more smoothly.

If you are bullied or discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender expression, there are laws to protect you.