Children, Young Adults, and the Law: A Dictionary
This informative, easy-to-use reference book covers a wide range of legal issues that affect children from birth through legal adulthood. Readers will learn about issues of importance to teenagers, such as the right to drive, drink, engage in sexual relations, and choose a custodial parent. The book also addresses young adults' legal responsibilities, including civil and criminal liability and the special legal doctrines and procedures that have been developed to protect minors when they are the subject of legal proceedings. Many of the dictionary entries cover general issues involving children's welfare, such as child custody, support, adoption, abuse, paternity, inheritance, and taxation. Other entries identify and discuss important legislation and legal cases affecting children and young adults. Helpful reference features include a guide to further reading, tables listing cases and statutes, and a general index.
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