No one who has children today can afford to remain ignorant of the many legal concerns that will touch parents' lives. For anyone thinking about becoming a parent, and for parents in the child-rearing years, this comprehensive guide provides information about legal issues specifically affecting parents and children. 'Every Parent's Guide to the Law' is a readable, easy-to-use reference designed to be read before consulting a lawyer.Family law expert Deborah L. Forman provides sensible explanations and advice on a broad range of topics that will affect nearly all parents in their daily lives: parental rights in the workplace, housing, child care, medical care, education, financial matters, and rights and responsibilities of teenagers. She also describes topics that bring many parents directly into contact with the legal system: custody and visitation, child support, juvenile crime, child abuse and neglect. In addition, legal aspects of such timely topics as adoption, new reproductive technologies, single parents, disabled parents, gay parents, and fathers' rights are included.