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Real help for people involved in child custody -- initial determination of custody or change of custody -- or divorce. This listing of individuals, groups, companies, services, organizations and professionals can make a difference today. Just starting or starting over -- this is the place to begin.

Kids Craft of the Month Club

The books Parenting at a Distance and Win Your Child Custody War recommend that you send something to your children if they don't live in your home. Even if your get to speak to your children on a regular basis it is best to communicate on several levels. Using a subscription or to a craft of the month club to help you stay in touch with your children is a great help. Older children may prefer a magazine subscription or book of the month club.

The Children's Rights Council of Alaska (Alaska Dads and Moms)
    317 Maple, Kodiak, AK 99615
    The Children's Rights Council (CRC) is a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that works to assure children meaningful and continuing contact with both their parents and extended family regardless of the parents' marital status.

The Hands-On Guide to Surviving Adult Children Living at Home

If you're faced with the frustration of dealing with adult children moving home -with their children and with or without their significant other, you need to know you're not alone.

They may be taking advantage of you without even meaning to or maybe they don't care that they are using you and your resources up.

This site has great information to help you. They even have a contract for you and your adult children to sign that sets the rules and obligations that the adult child is expected to be responsible for.

While it's nice to think that families with adult children living with parents can always get along like they do on TV, the fact is that having adult children return home -- also called boomerang kids -- can put a ton of stress on you and your partner.

Concerned United Birth Parents    (907) 333-2272

Fathers Rights and Mothers Rights referral information only.

7105 Shooresin Cir, Anchorage AK 99504-1349

Parenting at a Distance
Staying in touch with the children who live in your heart but not in your home.

As a bipolar mother I will never have custody of my children. That is the hardest thing I had to accept. Parenting at a Distance helps me send them activities that will help them remember me with some happy memories. I am getting better and they are getting older. Some day there will be an opportunity for us to sit together. I will tell them how much joy I found in putting together their projects and I hope they will be able to tell me how much they enjoyed my efforts. Really a good book. Meghan Morris --Letter to the publisher

Parenting at a Distance, has been a great resource for me. At first the mother of my son didn't want to help me communicate with the kids. The fact that I had a plan for contact with them and was consistent won her over. I think she gets as much a kick out of the seeing what will be in the next package as the boys do. Ken Richards --Weekend Fathers Newsletter.

Equal Rights for Fathers of AK 
    800 West Evergreen Ave. #210 , Palmer AK 99645-6539
    (907) 337-7910

    Fathers Rights group with information and referral.

Alaska Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
    110 West 15-th Avenue Suite B, Anchorage, AK 99501
    (907) 277-1300 is a unique online service that can help you win custody, change custody, or reduce child support. ParentingTime is used every day by thousands of parents and families worldwide. ParentingTime is an online custody calendar that allows you to easily schedule and track parenting time as well as monitor compliance with your custody arrangement. Find out more here, or try the Demo to experience ParentingTime for yourself.

Mothers Without Custody

P.O. Box 36, Woodstock, IL 60098

    Provides support and information on the national "Mothers Without Custody" and has information for starting support groups dealing with custody related issues. The purpose of Mothers Without Custody is: To enhance the quality of life for our children by strengthening the role of the non-custodial parent in regard to custody, child support, visitation, and parenting. To provide a self-directed network and an outlet for the sharing of experiences for mothers without physical custody of their children for any of the following reasons:

    Voluntary exchange of custody
    Coerced voluntary exchange of custody
    Court rulings
    Child(ren) being abducted by the father
    Child(ren) opting to live with the father
    State intervention

    To educate and inform the public of issues affecting the non-custodial mother and her children in order to dispel biases against children and parents who do not have physical custody. To serve as liaison between organizations and individuals that promote children's health, happiness, and well-being, and that of mothers without custody. To cooperate with local, state, and national officials to further the well-being, health, and happiness of our children. To carry out such lawful association activities as a majority of the board of directors may direct. Pamphlets, books, shirts, informational packets - please call for details! Mother-To-Mother: a 16 page, quarterly support newsletter. $25 annual membership fee.

Dear Judge,

From children's hearts and minds to a judge's desk, and now to your awareness. You will see letters your children could have written. Maybe, letters you would have written when you were a child, going through your parent's divorce. Psychologists and mediators agree that children see, hear and feel more than their parents are aware of. You will see your children in these letters. The letters are funny, sad, happy, hopeful and amazing. This book has 190 letters.  View the YouTube Clip

Win Your Child Custody War 13th Edition, Pub Date 2011 Shipping Now!

Over 800 triple-columned pages of vital information about fighting for custody of your children. This book is for parents facing a vicious or dangerous person on the other side. Topics include your child having an attorney of his or her own, who must listen to the child's wishes, admit-deny to pin down the lies once and for all, how to keep your job from losing your child custody case, home study, psychological evaluation, false accusations of child abuse, dealing with real child abuse, Parental Alienation Syndrome, how to turn hearsay into documented evidence, hiring a great attorney and grounds for suing a bad one, the difference between issues and non-issues, how to produce contact logs that will help rather than hurt your case and much more. In most cases the other parent does not win custody you lose custody. This book won't let that happen to you. Information about fathers' rights, mothers' rights, grandparent rights and attorneys. This manual has been on the market longer, and is updated more often, than any other available. Click here to see how parents, grandparents and professionals Praise this manual. For people going through a divorce or the never-married parent. This is not a cheap download. It is an expensive manual. It costs less than 1/2 hour with a good attorney and gives you hundreds and more topics than any other product.  Available at the biggest,  Google the fastest delivery, and PayPal the most popular. Click here to see the YouTube Clip

Instant Background Checks
includes criminal background check, property value, lawsuits, judgments, bankruptcy, liens and much more!

CourtWatch   (907) 278-0989

1057 W Fireweed Lane, Suite 101, Anchorage, Alaska 99503

What do we do?

VFJ specializes in serving and advocating for victims of all violent crimes, including assault, robbery, and kidnapping; and the surviving family and friends of homicide victims. VFJ helps victims cope with trauma and grief, ensures their rights are respected within the judicial system, advocates for change that will make a balanced justice system, and implements community programs for violence prevention

How can we help?

VFJ provides a variety of services to those whose lives have been affected by violent crime. Our services are offered free of charge.  You can contact us by phone, email, or in person.

More than 14,000 Legal Forms

Mother's Custody

Mother's Custody is a page dedicated to you, the Mothers, the Women, who care about the children.
There are hundreds of sites dedicated to Father's Rights Mother's Rights, Women's Rights.
All of the women.
Women living with their children
Women living apart from their children
Women struggling to keep their families in tact
Women fighting for custody of their children
Grandmothers fighting to protect their grand children
Second wives helping their husband's

All the children.
The children of your womb, the children of your heart.
The children you planned to have
The children that surprised you
The children you care for because they need you
The children you got when you married again
Don't be left getting tossed around in world with legal systems too busy and too powerful to care about women and children. They say the best way to judge the level of civilization of a society is to observe how they care for their children and women.
I don't see any societies I would call too civilized. Click here to go to the Great links I have found to be very helpful for women.


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Single Dad

Make Life Happen Again! Single Dad is a free social network and forum where Single Dads and Single Moms can discuss life as a single parent.

Being a Step Dad is really no much different from being a Biological Dad, but comes with it's own challenges and extra responsibilities. All Children, whether one's own, step children, or adopted children are one of the most important parts of a parent's life. The only (thin) difference is that of inherited genes. The good news is - Love goes beyond emotion, bloodline, and genetic coding. Even though it takes time for love to grow, the deeds of love can be begun immediately. Adjusting to a Step-Dad or Step-Children can pose unforeseen challenges, but love sees no boundaries!

We are a resource for fathers and about fathers. We are here to encourage and support dads as they make their journey down the road called fatherhood..

Our mission and goal is to encourage men to become better fathers through the exchange of ideas. This exchange can take place in a number of ways: via our online forum, written essays and contributed articles from other fathers. If you are a dad there's something here for you.

We believe that when dads communicate and relate their personal tips, tricks and traps that all fathers can benefit and perhaps avoid some of the pitfalls that will occur on your journey.

National Center for Fathering  800-593-DADS
POB 43888, Kansas City, MO 64141

We believe every child needs a dad they can count on. The research is clear: children thrive when they have an involved father. Someone who loves them, knows them, guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny. At the National Center for Fathering, we inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need.

Has a new marriage suddenly thrown step-siblings into the already frenzied mix of your blended family? If so, you’re likely to have your hands full: Managing a bigger family, warding off negative emotions, and making sure all the kids get along. But fear not, help is just a click away in the form of clinical social worker Debra Burrell, who shares her expert tips with Debbie.

Stepfathering on About

Stepfathers face significant challenges as they move into a situation where they are often unwanted and unappreciated. It takes special skills and attitudes to be a successful stepfather. This page contains resources for stepfathers and fathers in blended families.

The New Wife Vents: Stories of a Stepmom

A new wife shares her experiences with being a stepmom and ultimately dealing with the ongoing challenges that an ex-wife presents.

Family Affirmative Action

Post Office Box 242481, Anchorage AK 99524-2481 
(907) 373-1440
Post Office Box 875731, Wasilla AK 99687-5731 
907) 376-1445

Arctic Women-in-Crisis Program 
    North Slope Borough, Dept. of Health and Social Services, P.O. Box 69, Barrow, AK 99723
    Services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child and vulnerable adult abuse. Emergency shelter in Barrow, volunteer Safe Homes in seven outlying villages (Atqasuk, Barter Island (Kaktovik), Nuiqeut, Point Hope, Point Lay, Anaktuvuk Pass, Wainwright). Emergency one way transportation to Barrow. Crisis intervention, one-on-one counseling, groups, legal and medical advocacy. Many other services to assist victims of violence and assist with the transitions occurring after violence. Information resource for child custody, divorce and women s rights.    (907)852-0261 or (800) 278-0261

Second Wives & Children
Post Office Box 70689, Fairbanks AK 99707-0689
    Divorce, child custody, blended families and new families create many challenges. Women and siblings have rights even if they are step-moms and step-siblings. Second families should mean more people to care for the children not a requirement to choose some family members and eliminate others.

Child Custody Witness Guide for Deposition or in Court
    Essential to giving the testimony you need to give. Critical for the witnesses you are counting on. Important for all types of cases and essential for child custody and divorce cases. You only get one chance to protect your fathers rights, mothers rights or grandparent rights in court. Avoid the tricks and traps of questioning. This books fast easy solution will let you watch the effectiveness of your case skyrocket! This book is 5 1/2" X 9" with more than 230 pages. Available at

Alaska Dads & Moms

Post Office Box 33562, Juneau AK 99803-3562 (907) 789-0520
2225 Arctic Blvd. #303, Anchorage AK 99503 (907) 274-7358
Dads Rights, Moms Rights, its really Children's Rights.

Child Custody Case Management Forms 
    Chapters include forms that will help you 'Get a Handle on Your Situation', deal with 'The Professionals', institute and maintain control, 'Case management', and give you 'Examples of Legal Forms'. Fathers Rights and Mothers Rights groups encourage dads and moms to use the 'Incident Report Forms' and an observer to defuse potentially explosive confrontations. The 'Condition of the Child Form' is excellent for creating a paper trail to prove real charges or disprove false abuse charges. Other forms include Contact Problem and Incident List, Evidence to Disprove Statements, Equipment & Service Options, Witness Practice - Review, Evaluating the professionals, Authorization for Child's Medical Care, Temporary Delegation of Parental Authority, Trip Permission. Essential to the effective management of the most important event in your life. The control you gain and maintain can help with child custody or divorce. This book is 8 1/2" X 11" and contains more than 320 examples and forms. Available at 

Connect with a Local Divorce Lawyer (866) 200-5399

While divorce can be a physically and mentally exhausting experience, you need to make sure that you protect yourself legally if you do choose to get a divorce. Having a divorce lawyer on your side to help you with the legal aspects of your divorce while you focus on the other aspects of your divorce is an important part of the process, and Total Divorce can help you take care of this step in no time.
Get started now by taking a few minutes to follow our link and complete a quick and easy form; upon receiving your information, we'll connect you with a local divorce lawyer as soon as possible.

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

130 Seward Street, Rm. 209, Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 463-4493 fax

Equal Rights Foundation & AK Children's Rights
Post Office Box 1643, Palmer AK 99645-1643
    Laws have been passed to correct specific problems. In court they are taken as a whole and cause great hardship for children and parents involved in divorce and child custody. More important than Fathers Rights, Mothers Rights, Grandparent Rights, it is a question of Children's Rights.   (907) 337-7910

Pradell and Associates     (907) 279-4529                (907) 279-9223 (fax)

1009 West 7th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501

In the Alaska Family Law Handbook Steven Pradell, one of Alaska's most well known family law lawyers, leads you through:

Choosing an Attorney                          Filing for Divorce or Dissolution
Custody and Visitation Strategy          How the Legal Process Works
Meeting Custody Investigators            Understanding Your Rights
Dealing with Domestic Violence        Child Abuse and Abduction
Learning Child Support Laws             Mediation and Settlement Options
Property Division and Alimony          Prenuptial Agreement Validity
Adoption and Paternity Issues             Where to Go for Help

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Bering Sea Women's Group 
P.O. Box 1596, Nome, AK 99762
    Tense situations can escalate during child custody and divorce. Provides shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence; crisis telephone; community education about domestic violence and sexual assault; anger groups at Anvil Mountain Correction Center; village outreach and education; supervision of safe homes in villages.  (907) 443-5491

Killers & Boosters for Child Custody Cases
    (Attitude Adjustment for Child Custody Case Litigants)

    Advice is usually given by people without the real information or life experience, with the right intention at the wrong time. With this book you can take advice when you want it and ready to hear it. You can act on what you have learned, mull it over or discard the advice altogether without interference. This book will not allow you to give the other side power you might imagine but that they do not really have or let you allow others to diminish the importance you play in your children's lives. Divorce is never easy, this will help. This book has been called 'Chicken Soup' for the Child Custody Case. It will help a lot and it certainly can't hurt. This book is 5 1/2" X 9" and has more than 1,700 entries. Click here to see more about the book.  

Alternatives to Violence

222 Seward St., Suite 202, Juneau, AK 99801
A Batterers Intervention Program with clients that are men, generally court-ordered, who have committed acts of domestic violence that sometimes occur during child custody and divorce. With a focus on how men use violence to control women. In our Youth Alternatives to Violence Program the clients are school students who have acted out violently in the school setting, or have shown abusive sexist behavior and participate with parent's permission. In the Women's Alternatives to Violence Program the clients are women, generally court-ordered, who have committed acts of violence. A focus on coping with stress, managing feelings, making good decisions. The Prison program clients are incarcerated men who are referred by their probation officers. The Sex Offender Treatment is a community program in which the clients are men, generally felons on probation/ parole who have committed a sex offense, and are ordered by the court or a probation officer, as well as volunteer clients. Drug & Alcohol Treatment Assessments 40-hour treatment program for adults. Alcohol Information School. Clients are minors who have been convicted of consuming alcohol or driving while intoxicated, and ordered by the court to attend an informational class. Tobacco Information School Clients are minors who have been convicted of consuming tobacco, and ordered by the court to attend an informational class Intervention Services Assisting adults and adolescents in entering treatment Aftercare Assisting clients who have graduated from our 40-hour program, or other agencies programs in establishing lasting results. 
Tel. (907) 586-3585 Fax (907) 586-3241

The National Alert Registry of Sexual Predators

With your one time $10.00 set up see you will be able to access the nationwide database of nearly 500,000 registered sex offender records can be searched instantly. Search results contain detailed information about offender in your area: names, aliases, photos, home addresses, and offense details. The National Alert Registry's state-of-the-art mapping system provides detailed, high-resolution maps of all registered offenders in the area of your search.

Discover if new predators move into your area
With National Alert Registry, you don't need to scour the Internet or visit your local police station to get this information. From the privacy of your own home, you will receive RED ALERT notifications delivered directly to your email address each time our database is updated with new information that affects you.

What is a RED ALERT notification?
Though sex offender registration information is often available if you take the initiative and hunt it down yourself, National Alert Registry removes this burden and gives you peace of mind by instantly notifying you via email when our database has been updated with new offenders. Your customized Red Alert notifications will keep you "in the know" and armed with the information you need to protect yourself and your family from dangerous sexual predators!

The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
350 Main Street, Room 114, P.O. Box 110675, Juneau, AK 99811-0675
    We are responsible for managing vital records in the State of Alaska. Vital records in Alaska comprise birth, death, divorce and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption. Vital records are confidential. For information about your family member's Alaska vital record contact our Record Processing Unit. You can get and fill out the appropriate form (if requested) and mail to the address indicated. Electronic application forms can not be accepted with payment via credit card.  (907) 465-3392

NOW Chapters in Alaska
    Anchorage NOW
    Fairbanks NOW
    Juneau NOW

Fairbanks, AK Law Office

1648 Cushman, Suite 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701-6202

    The Pro Bono program is funded through grants and contracts from federal, state, and local sources. Clients must be income eligible and must have a case that falls within case priority restrictions. Current income eligibility figures are as follows: Maximum Gross Yearly Income; 1 family members to an income of $12,338, 2 family members to an income of $16,558, 3 family members to an income of $20,838, 4 family members to an income of $25,088, 5 family members to an income of $29,338, 6 family members to an income of $33,588. The program typically handles cases involving family law (divorce, custody/visitation, child custody, support, paternity, adoptions, guardianships, conservatorship and domestic violence  (907) 452-5181  Outside Fairbanks (800) 478-5401

Juneau, AK Tongass Community Counseling Center
222 Seward Street, Suite 202 Juneau, AK 99801
    We have an Intervention program for batterers and a program for sex offenders. Problems may arise during child custody and divorce. Other agency services include: a Community program, Batterers Intervention Program in which men ordered by the court because they have committed acts of domestic violence. It focuses on how men use violence to control people and situations, Youth Alternatives to Violence Program for clients who are school students who have acted out violently in the school setting, or have shown abusive sexist behavior and participate with parent's permission. Women's Alternatives to Violence Program clients are generally women ordered by the court, who have committed acts of violence. Prison Batterers Program for men who are referred by their probation officers. Focus is on how men use violence to control women and managing anger, stress and other feelings Sex Offender Treatment for clients generally felons on probation/ parole who have committed a sex offense, and are ordered by the court or a probation officer, as well as volunteer clients. Prison program for men incarcerated for sex offenses who are court-ordered, or ordered by their probation officer as well as volunteer clients. Drug & Alcohol Treatment, Assessments, 40-hour treatment program for adults, Alcohol Information School clients are minors who have been convicted of consuming alcohol or driving while intoxicated, and ordered by the court to attend an informational class. (907) 586-3585


If you believe another person is a threat to themselves or someone else, please contact your local police department or any other relevant government agency.

  • Please dial 911 for an emergency or contact your local Police Department.
  • Secret Service
    Provides contact information for local Secret Service field offices.
  • FBI
    Information on how to contact your local FBI office.
  • CIA
    Provides information on how to contact the CIA.

Missing Children of America

P.O. Box 670-949, Chugiak, AK 99567
    Counsels and assists searching parents and encourages them to compile identification packages that include fingerprints, medical records, physical characteristics and markings. This group does not distinguish between runaways, abduction, kidnapping, or child custody order disputes. Publications; newsletter.  (907) 248-7300

Alaska Sex Offender Registration Central Registry

Women In Crisis-Counseling & Assistance (Fairbanks) 
717 9th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
    Provides shelter and support services (counseling, groups, legal advocacy, referrals) to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that may or may not be caused by child custody or divorce. Provide community education on domestic violence and sexual assault issues.  (907) 452-2293

Alaska Victim Assistance Academy

Alaska Office of Victims Rights

Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Dept. of Corrections, Victim Service Unit

Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE)

Alaska Legal Services

Alaska Native Justice Center

Disability Justice Initiative

Alaska State Troopers

Anchorage Police Department

State of Alaska

Alaska Department of Public Safety

Municipality of Anchorage

Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)

Alaska Office of Children's Services

Alaska Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Alaska Women's Resource Center

Standing Together Against Rape (STAR)

UAA, Center for Human Development

Catholic Social Services

Southcentral Foundation

Marriage Encounter
    Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter
    Baptist Marriage Encounter
    Jewish Marriage Enhancement
    Methodist Marriage Encounter
    Roman Catholic Marriage Encounter
    Marriage Encounter, is a weekend away from home, family and responsibilities where in a comfortable, secluded environment a couple is guided in the discovery of new techniques of communicating and sharing with one another. It is not a retreat, but it is a program designed to give couples the opportunity to examine their lives together, their weaknesses and strong points, their attitudes toward each other and toward their families. Couples are given the opportunity to look at themselves, privately with their partner in an honest, face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter.

    Engaged Encounter, is a weekend experience designed to help couples prepare personally and as a couple for marriage. The focus is on the marriage, not on the wedding. "A wedding is a day ... a marriage is a lifetime." Couples are shown communication and decision-making techniques they can use throughout their lifetime together. Engaged Encounter is specifically designed for quiet reflection and discussion by each couple. It is a positive, simple, common-sense experience between two people who are either seriously considering engagement, engaged or recently married. At no time will the couple be asked to share their private experiences with the group.

National Coalition of Free Men 
    National Headquarters, POB 129, Mannassett, NY, 11030 (516) 482-6378

    At this site get all of the free articles and research you can download! The National Coalition of Free Men (NCFM) is a non-profit educational organization that examines the way sex discrimination affects men. It also tries to raise public consciousness about little known, but important, topics dealing with the male experience. NCFM sponsors a variety of "men's rights" projects and publishes "Transitions: Journal of Men's Perspectives", six times a year. Please JOIN and support our efforts. Without a special interest group our voices will not get heard. 
    (907) 586-3580

American Psychiatric Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
    The American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The Association is comprised of Affiliate Societies and Training Institutes in many cities and has about 3,000 individual members. We are a Regional Association of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

American Psychological Association 
    750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

    (202) 336-5500

American Society of Addiction Medicine 
    4601 North Park Ave, Arcade Suite 101, Chevy Chase, M.D. 20815

    "The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions."  (301) 656-3920

Center for Mental Health Services
    Site includes; Search, What's New, Newsroom, Funding, Kids Area, Español, Databases, Mental Health at HHS, Calendar, Publications, Catalog, Mental Health Information, Professionals, Links and About CMHS.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder 
    8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785

    CHADD Works To Improve the Lives of People With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Through Education, Advocacy, and Support. We the People, Building Partnerships Through Education, Advocacy, Support and Research.  (800) 233-4050   or   (301) 306-7070

Children Now
    We work to improve the quality of news and entertainment media both for children and about children's issues.

Internet Mental Health
    Knowledge must be shared. Our goal is to improve understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness throughout the world. Introduction Our purpose; helpful tips; how to contact us. Disorders The 52 most common mental disorders including: description, diagnosis, treatment, and research findings. Medications The 67 most common psychiatric drugs including: indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse effects, overdose, dosage, and research findings.

State Bar Association   (907) 272-7469
510 L Street # 602, PO Box 100279, Anchorage, AK 99510

The Alaska Bar Association is a unified Bar with 3,249 members in the following categories: Active, 2,660; Inactive, 550; Honorary, l; Retired, 38. Its affairs are governed by a 12 member Board comprised of 9 attorneys and 3 non-attorneys. The two most important functions of the Bar are the admission and discipline of its members, both of which are carried out under the supervision of the Supreme Court of Alaska. The Bar also has an active CLE program with between 40-45 programs offered each year. All Alaska Bar programs are videotaped, with group video replays regularly scheduled in several locations. Members may also rent the seminar videos from the Bar library, or purchase course materials. 

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
    Site/Web Search Databases, Research Briefs, Latest Research, Conference Calendar, Workplace Issues, Resources & Referrals, Related Links, What's New, Alcohol & Drug Facts, On-Line Catalog, Funding/Grants, Online Forums, Kids Area.

Grandparents Winning Custody of Grandchildren: A Grandparent's Story of Success

Neil and Gail Gallagher are winners in the fight to gain custody of your grandchildren. They truly are a Voice of the Children. Because of their four year quest to protect their grandchildren, they know the legal obstacles and challenges you may encounter along the way. They have been through the process and pain and their story and struggles will inspire you to press ahead and never quit in your quest for answers. In Gail's new book Grandparents Winning Custody Of Grandchildren, you will find the information you need in your quest to rescue your grandchildren.

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association 
    The National Depressive & Manic- Depressive Association would like to welcome you to our home page. It is full of helpful information from education to advocacy to support and much more.  (800) 826-3632

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Child Support Enforcement
Direct Deposit is available to custodial parents.

Child Support Guidelines
Juneau (907) 456-2337
Fairbanks (907) 451-2959
Anchorage (800) 478-3300 (907) 276-3441
550 W. 7th, 4th Floor, Anchorage, AK 99501-3556

(907) 263-6279  F (907) 263-6263

    These numbers are only approximations
    1 Child = 20%
    2 Children = 25%
    3 Children = 30%
    4 Children = 35%
    5 Children = 40%
    6 Children = 45%

Alaska Child Support Page
 Pro Bono Programs 
    One way to find a lawyer to provide free legal representation in civil cases is by contacting a pro bono program -- also known as volunteer lawyer programs. Pro bono programs are operated by state, county or local bar associations; by legal services programs; by other agencies in the community or independently. They use local attorneys who have agreed to provide free legal representation to eligible persons referred by the pro bono program. There are tens of thousands of attorneys throughout the country who volunteer their services through these programs.

    In Anchorage but we serve the entire state of Alaska as a private, non-profit corporation that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. The Program is funded through grants and contracts from federal, state, and local sources. Clients must be income eligible and must have a case that falls within case priority restrictions. Current income eligibility figures are as follows: Maximum Gross Yearly Income; 1 family members to an income of $12,338, 2 family members to an income of $16,558, 3 family members to an income of $20,838, 4 family members to an income of $25,088, 5 family members to an income of $29,338, 6 family members to an income of $33,588. The program typically handles cases involving family law (divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, paternity, adoptions, guardianships, conservatorship , domestic violence and more. 
    (907) 276-6282

NO BULLY website
    This site is part of the Telecom/Police STOP BULLYING Campaign. Spot and Bo are here to show you around the site. You can hang out with Bo and his friends and play the No Bully game, and he's got lots of other useful stuff for kids. Spot can help you to find out about support services in your community and ways that adults can help kids to deal with bullying.

    This site originates in New Zealand but addresses a world wide problem. Telecom is the major sponsor of Police programs which help young New Zealanders to avoid becoming offenders or victims of crime. The programs encourage children and young people to act safely and confidently to protect themselves and their property, and avoid drug abuse. Telecom supports the Police because we recognize it is the responsibility of all New Zealanders to allow our children and young people to grow up in a safe and healthy environment.

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    Child support money is owed to the parent who kept the family housed, clothed and fed for all those years. The CSE agency may be able to help your parent try to collect the past-due money. It would be up to the parent if he/she wants to - and can afford to - pass some of it along to you.

    If your family received public assistance for any of that period, the state is owed as well.

    States have statutes of limitations which may prevent full enforcement of the order, and some States can only collect arrears that accrued after the case was brought into the CSE program. State CSE agency web site links are available on our web site at the following location:

If you can't locate the parent of your child to establish or enforce a financial or child support order:

You should:

Contact the State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) agencies because they have access to information from state resources such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and the State Employment agency. They also can get information from the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) which is a national network that provides address and employment information to the states. The Federal Parent Locator Service is used to locate parents to establish or enforce a child support order and to help find someone who has hidden the whereabouts of a child in violation of a custody or visitation order. The service is only available through the state/local State Child Support Enforcement program. Among the resources that the Federal Parent Locator Service can use are: The Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Defense, and the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH). Employers must now report hiring new employees to the state within twenty days. The state in turn sends that information, and information from the state unemployment office, to the National Directory of New Hires. This information is available to State Child Support Enforcement agencies throughout the country. A parent or an attorney can ask for "locate only" services through the state State Child Support Enforcement agency, but the Federal Parent Locator Service cannot give information directly to individuals. Your State Child Support Enforcement agency is the best source of information about state laws and practices and about your case. Links to the state State Child Support Enforcement websites are at:

Or you can call the State CSE agency. State CSE agency telephone numbers and addresses are at: 



If your child and the custodial parent are nowhere to be found and you were not told that they would be moving: 

You should:

  • You can contact the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) office in the state that entered the custody/visitation order to ask how to proceed. One of the services of the Office of Child Support Enforcement is helping to locate children in parental kidnapping cases. 
  • Federal law allows the use of the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) in parental kidnapping or child custody cases (including cases in which the custodial parent has hidden the child in violation of a visitation order) if: 

1) a civil action to make or enforce a custody order has been filed in the State courts; or 

2) a criminal custodial interference case is being investigated or prosecuted.

  • Requests for information from the  Federal Parent Locator Service in custody and parental kidnapping cases must come from a State Child Support Enforcement Agency. State Child Support Enforcement agency telephone numbers and addresses are at:
  • State Child Support Enforcement Agency Web Site Links

    States may collect a fee from people using the service to cover processing costs.
  • You might also want to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Its address and toll free number are: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 550 Arlington, Virginia 22201 800-843-5678

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