Legal rights for teen parents vary from state to state, just like for adult parents. These rights include custody and control over the child, cooperation and obedience from the child, right to the child's earnings and right to sue if someone wrongfully injures or kills the child, according to TeensAdvisor.com.Know More
Generally speaking, each state recognizes that a parent has an equal right to custody and a duty to support the minor child. This includes teen parents, even if the teen is a minor himself. However, while teen parents have parental rights and responsibilities to their child, the teen's parents have the same rights over that teen, according to Advocates for Children of New Jersey.
Legally, teen parents have the right to decide how to raise a child, setting the rules for behavior, discipline, education, religion, consent to activities and consent to medical care. A teen parent is not required to leave school to care for a child. A teen can also consent or refuse medical treatment for the child. Some teen parents may be eligible for financial assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid and food stamps. Advocates for Children of New Jersey notes that eligibility depends on the state in which the teen resides and his income level or education.Learn More
Any beneficiary of a will has the right to be advised as to the validity of the will, can formally request a copy of the will in writing from the executor, be notified of any entitlement liabilities, receive a Statement of Distribution and expect to receive the entitlement within 12 months. The executor of the will should work in unison with the beneficiaries in order to make the process effective.Full Answer >
Parity rights granted U.S. citizens and Filipinos equal rights in regard to using the natural resources of the Philippines. These parity rights were created through an amendment of the Philippine Constitution, called the Parity Amendment, which was voted through on March 11, 1947.Full Answer >
Squatter's rights refers to the right of a person to legally use an unoccupied property in the absence of attempts by the owner to evict the squatter. Over time, depending on the respective state laws, the squatter can gain the title to the property, according to US Legal.Full Answer >
According to California Courts, if the termination of parental rights is granted, the person is no longer deemed the parent of that child and is released of all responsibility of the child, including financial responsibility. If child support was owed prior to termination, those payments are still due.Full Answer >