Parenthood Toolkit

Need help with your rights as a parent?

Becoming a parent can be one of life’s greatest joys. It also comes with legal responsibilities. Knowing what options you have can help you make the best decision for you and your family.

This online toolkit will help you find the right path for you and will help you understand the legal avenues open to you as a parent.

If you have questions or want to apply for Legal Aid, call our HelpLine or apply online 24/7.


Step 1: Pick your next move:

I want to learn about my rights as a parent and how custody works.

I want to understand the rights of unmarried mothers.

I want to get visitation (or parenting time) with my child.

I want to change custody or visitation (parenting time) orders.

I want to learn about grandparents’ (or relatives’) rights.


Step 2: I’m ready to file my paperwork in court.


Learn more and find an upcoming workshop through our Parenthood Project.