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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
Dispute Resolution Attorney
One Scott Circle, NW Suite 8 Washington, DC, 20036
Lynn Adretta ADR keeps the parties focused and solution-oriented,
confidentiality and speed of mediation, as well as its low cost and
versatility compared to litigation.
Children's Rights Council of DC
Hillcrest Children's Center, 3rd Floor, 1325 W Street NW, Washington, DC
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'
Parenting at a Distance
Staying in touch with the children who live in your heart but not in your
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
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.
How To Go To Visitation Without Throwing Up is a
book for young children about coping with regular visitation to separate
parents, especially long-distance visitation. Written in very simple language
arising from the point of view of a young boy who had a hard time adjusting to
the stress of traveling back and forth to visit his mother.
How To Go To
Visitation Without Throwing Up offers more than just a mere advisory text - it
has point-by-point observations, travel safety tips, and numerous fun
activities to pass the travel time. Click here to see the Table
of Contents. How To Go To Visitation Without Throwing Up is highly
recommended reading, and a great resource for any parent having to take a child
on a long-distance trip to visit friends and relations.
Available at Amazon.com.
American Fathers Coalition National
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 148, Washington, D.C. 20006
Mothers Without Custody Email:
P.O. Box 36, Woodstock, IL 60098
P.O. Box 27417, Houston, TX 77227-7418
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
Voluntary exchange of custody,
Coerced voluntary exchange of custody,
Child(ren) being abducted by the father,
Child(ren) opting to live with the father or
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.
Win Your Child Custody War
13th Edition 2011
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
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 Amazon.com the biggest,
Google the fastest delivery, and
PayPal the most popular. Click here to see the
ParentingTime.net 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
try the Demo to experience
ParentingTime for yourself.
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
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
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 the voice of the children. Because of their 4
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
This is not your grandma's White Pages!
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Delaware Coalition Against
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 703, Wilmington, DE 19801
AARP Grandparent Information Center
601 E Street, NW, WA, DC 20049
The center is pulling together as much information as it
can to better understand the issues and situations that are faced by grandparents
raising children. The information we have gathered is available as well as
referrals we have put together. Call or write for our information packet
and newsletter. (202) 434-2296
Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization
(202) 789-6376 pager (800) 601-4609
(216) 791-8336 fax (216) 791-0104
If you believe another person is a threat to themselves or
someone else, please contact your local police department or any other relevant
- Please dial
911 for an emergency or contact your local Police Department.
Provides contact information for local Secret Service field offices.
Information on how to contact your local FBI office.
Provides information on how to contact the CIA.
649 C Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Detective and Private Investigator Licensing for the District
Security Officers Management Branch, Metro Police
Security Unit 2000, 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
The site for Single Momz by Single Momz. We know what it's
like. Whether you came to single Motherhood by choice or not, you're
here and we're glad you've joined us. Our goal is to provide an informative
and supportive network where we Single Mothers can share our experiences
& knowledge, friendship & caring in support of each other and Single
Mothers everywhere. You'll find a variety of topics, ranging from potty
training to presidential candidates, child support to career strategies,
teenagers to time savers. If you don't find what you need, just ask, we're
all Single Momz here, and we're here to help!
Women’s Legal Defense Fund
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW #710, WA, DC 20009
Works for women's rights in family law, employment and education. Publications; WLDF
News, newsletter, handbook manuals, and brochures on domestic
relations law and other topics.
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.
This book can reassure parents doing the right things, and has opened the hearts of an angry, self-centered parents, allowing them to put the needs of the children before their own desires.
Parents often think they know what is going on in the hearts of their children, and are stunned to discover how much children see, hear and know.
Get this book to see how children express their concerns. Give this book to someone who needs to know how the children feel.
You will see your children in these letters. The letters are funny, sad, happy, hopeful and amazing.
This book is has 190 letters.
Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Court Watch may be
available for women who fear misrepresentation in the courtroom.
Court Watches consist of groups of men and women, dressed in
business suits, who sit quietly in the back of the courtroom and
take notes. The purpose is to let the court personnel and others
present know that they are being watched, and that they will be held
accountable for their behavior and decisions. The presence of a
large and highly visible group of people is very effective. It also
provides a source of support and empowerment for the woman who
requests it. Information about Court Watches, including
volunteering, assistance and referrals for Court Watches in other
states is available.
National Coalition of Free
Men seeking fair and balanced perspective to gender issues
especially when it comes to divorce and child custody. Information and referral
for services and resources. National conferences & publications; Transitions
District of Columbia Threshold
Alliance for the Mentally Ill (202) 546-0646
422 8-th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-2832
The NAMI Consumer and Family Guide to Schizophrenia Treatment1
gives patients and families information about treatment that has been shown
to work. While other interventions may also be helpful, an extensive body
of research, analyzed by leading experts in schizophrenia, shows that the
treatments and services. The first step in identifying the best treatment
for you or your loved one is getting the right diagnosis. These treatment
recommendations presume an accurate diagnosis of schizophrenia.
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. There
is the full Table of Contents for the book at our website.
Organization of Women
1000 16th St. NW #700, WA., DC 20036
N.O.W. Is an organization of Men and women who support full
equality for women in truly equal partnership with men. Check out our Action
Alerts and please take action NOW. YOU can make a difference. We have listed
a number of other links to feminist resources/sites on the Web that we find
very useful. Looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you at one of
our actions, events, or meetings.
GrandsPlace is compiling a data base of support groups
in each state. If you live in Arkansas and can contact the Department
of Aging or any other resource that could send us information on Support
Groups for the state....please take the time to do this. It would mean
so much to the grandparents and special others searching for support and
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
Burrell, who shares her expert tips with Debbie.
District of Columbia Divorce Laws
National Coalition of
The Public Hearing Room includes testimony and speeches
before public bodies. This material provides excellent examples of how NCFM
is representing you. ...And, it demonstrates how you can get involved in
the political process in a meaningful way by joining in with NCFM. Publications
listed and summarized here are available through the U.S. mail. Topics include
effects of language on male behavior, discrimination against men in criminal
court and more.
The problems are many in bringing up our children alone,
contending with the emotional conflicts of divorce, never-married, separation
or widowhood. PWP Inc. is the only international organization that provides
real help in the way of discussions, professional speakers, study groups,
publications and social activities for families and adults. Through the exchange
of ideas and
companionship, we hope to further our common welfare and the
well-being of our children.
Walking Away From A Marriage Without Walking Over The Kids
A positive guide for parents to assist in dealing with issues
of custody and visitation of children. The Midwest Book Review said: “ At
last: a guide which advises parents on how to walk away from a marriage with
the least effects on the children. New attitudes about children and divorce's
effects are needed: Oddenino provides these insights, juxtaposing case history
examples of parent interactions and experiences with the legal system with
keys to therapies which help heal the entire family. The author is an attorney
for the Children’s Right’s Council. To order call or (936)
D.C. Coalition Against Domestic
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T-6, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 299-1181 (voice) (202) 299-1193 (fax)
We open the doors to Meetings, Help Line #s, Door to NA Links,
Other Links, Web Rings & Search and Activities. (800) 338-8750
Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter
Episcopal Marriage Encounter
Methodist Marriage Encounter
Roman Catholic Marriage
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,
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.
& 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 opposition 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.
HALT Americans for Legal
1319 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004-1106
IRS Forms & Publications
The latest IRS publications and forms with instructions for
download in the various formats.
National Association of Social Workers
Strengthening families has always been a key priority for
the social work profession. As contemporary American families are an
amalgam of many different lifestyles and structures, NASW advocates a full
range of services to children and families from primary prevention to
rehabilitation across the life cycle.
Supporting families and ensuring safe and healthy
development for children requires recognition that rising poverty, fewer
living wage jobs, inaccessible health care, and inadequate housing are all
stressors that can impede their success.
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