Legal Issues and Resources

Teen Legal Guide to Sex, Pregnancy, and Parenting 

On this website, you can find legal questions and answers about teens’ legal rights and responsibilities related to relationships, pregnancy, and being a young parent in California.



Child Custody Information Sheet 

General information about child custody, making a parenting plan, and how to get help resolving a custody dispute. 

Form is available in English  and Spanish


Self Help Centers

The Los Angeles County Courts offer Self Help Centers at many of their courthouse locations. Students who need assistance with completing paperwork for legal proceedings such as child custody, child support, and temporary restraining orders can get help there. 

Self Help Centers Locations



Teen Source

Teen Source is a hub where teens can get information on your legal right to accessing sexual and reproductive health care.



Additional Information and Resources



Child Abuse and Neglect

Emancipation - Becoming a legal adult before 18

Immigration Information for Teens available in English and Spanish

Legal Issues for Teen Families

Sex: Choices for Teens

Teen Dating and Violence

Teen Guide to Welfare Programs

Teen Parents in Foster Care