absent parent

absent parent

in the law of CHILD SUPPORT, the former name for a parent of a child not living in the same household as the child when the child has his home with a parent with care. See NON-RESIDENT PARENT.
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Working Therapeutically with Families educates therapists about a variety of at-risk family types--such as single-parent families with an absent parent, blended families or families going through divorce, families with substance abuse issues affecting a parent or child, families with a mentally-ill parent, families in grief, and many more--and provides activities specifically designed to address the needs of these families.
When a child travels with only one parent, additional documents should include an affidavit in which the absent parent gives consent for the child to travel, a court order granting full parental responsibilities or legal guardianship of the child, or the death certificate of the absent parent.
TOP COMMENT Bernadette Tormey Anderson said: "It should be the children that are of importance, not what penalty the absent parent should be given.
The figures come days after plans in the Welfare Reform Bill for the Child Support Agency to charge lone parents a levy of up to 12% on the money they obtained from the absent parent were defeated during a vote in the House of Lords.
Mr Lawson, a partner with Forshaws Davies Ridgway, based at Frodsham, Cheshire, is concerned the reforms will result in a poorer service for hard-up single parent families, particularly where the absent parent is deliberately evading his or her maintenance duties.
absent parent means the biological parent who does not live with the child (and may or may not have access).
Hence, the child could spend a number of days each week with the absent parent.
Interviews with 25 African-American women providing kinship care for children reveal a range of stress factors including finances, time allocation, care responsibilities and concerns about the absent parent, as well as issues specific to the child such as behavioural and emotional problems and difficulties at school.
overnight visits and attachment) and recommend plans that take the important phases from each age group into consideration, describing how long children should remain with primary parent at a time and how often contact with absent parent should be established and in what manner.
Only promise things that you are both prepared to do, for example, if you agree that the absent parent can see the children every day or three times per week, this must be allowed by both the parent who is living with the children and the absent parent otherwise the children will be more hurt and confused.
Mexican law requires that a single-parent passenger travelling alone with a minor-age child possess and present a notarised letter from the absent parent authorising travel for that child out of the United States into Mexico.
Spouses of deployed military personnel have support groups and family assistance programs to lean on, and older children often find empathy among schoolmates who also miss an absent parent.