Advising Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
According to the 2012 Census, more than 7.8 million children under the age of 18 live in households headed by grandparents or other relatives. A majority of these children are living with relatives informally, not placed through court action. These families face a myriad of legal issues ranging from how to establish a legal relationship with the child to how to access education, health care, and other benefits for the child.
This program will provide an overview of the different legal relationship options available to a family with a child being raised by grandparents or other relatives.
Heidi Redlich Epstein
Director of Kinship Policy
ABA Center on Children and the Law
David Godfrey (Moderator)
ABA Commission on Law and Aging
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