Single Parent Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 400.4 (b) [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter IV -- Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education; Part 400 -- Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs -- General Provisions], the term single parent means “an individual who --

(1) Is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse; and

(2) (i) Has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody; or

(ii) Is pregnant.”