Now that you have completed this course, you should have a better understanding of:

  • The legal and financial responsibility of teen parents.

  • The difficulties associated with teen and unplanned pregnancies.

  • The importance of establishing paternity and providing a legal father for children.

  • Legal responsibility, custody and parenting arrangements, and the realities of marriage and parenting.

  • Parental responsibilities for support.

Mothers and fathers bring different qualities to a child's life, and each is equally important. All children need two parents, whether they live together or not. The Michigan Office of Child Support is committed to working with families to ensure that children receive the support they need from both parents.

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