The Challenge

Goal: To understand the legal and financial responsibilities of teen parents

When children are born to teen parents and/or they are born out of wedlock , it creates many challenges. Unwed teen parents often struggle with financial obligations and other day-to-day responsibilities in raising their children.

Every child needs physical, emotional, and financial support from both parents. Even when parents do not live together, it is important that parents work together to support their child. This unit consists of the following sections:

  • Facts About Unwed Births.

  • Facts About Teen Parents.  

  • Facts About Earned Income.

  • Providing Support to Children.

  • What Does Michigan Do to Assist Parents?

  • How Is a Child Support Order Established?

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