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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.
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. Gail's book tells her story and includes the legal timeline. In Grandparents Winning Custody Of Grandchildren, you will find the information you need in your quest to rescue your grandchildren.
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.
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 here, or try the Demo to experience ParentingTime for yourself.
Parenting at a Distance
"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.
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic
Children's Rights Council of Missouri
P.O. Box 220661, Kirkwood, MO 63122
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.
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. 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.
Men's Rights Association (314) 533-7255
Dear Judge, Reviews YouTube clip 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. PayPal Google
Division of Professional Registration for Psychologists Having problems with a licensed professional psychologist? Find out how to handle it. Ask about: Procedures for Receipt and Handling of Complaints of Unprofessional Conduct, Procedures for Disciplinary Proceedings, Procedures for Summary Suspensions, Procedures for Appeals, Procedures for Reinstatement, Procedural Protections in Disciplinary and Licensing Proceedings, Procedures for License Application Review and Denial. (573) 751-0099
Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations
After a report of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been made
to the Hotline, the information is referred to the appropriate DFS county
office. The law requires that a DFS social worker initiate an investigation
within 24 hours of the receipt of the report, unless the incident relates
to educational neglect only, in which case an investigation must be initiated
within 72 hours. The purpose of the investigation is to detect cases of
actual or potential abuse or neglect and to help the family and the child.
If the child is reported to be in immediate danger, the social worker must
immediately and directly observe the child. (800) 392-3738 (573) 751-3448
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.
Depressive/Manic Depressive Association of Southeast MO
402 S. Silver Springs Rd., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 (573) 334-1100 Ext. 212
Complaint Resolution Program MO Bar Association
The Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, 3335 American Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Mothers Without Custody Email: email@example.com
P.O. Box 36, Woodstock, IL 60098
Voluntary exchange of custody
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.
National Center for Fathering
Our mission at the National Center for Fathering (NCF) is to inspire and equip men to be better fathers. In response to the dramatic trend toward fatherlessness in America, the Center was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ken Canfield to conduct research on fathers and fathering and to develop practical resources for dads in nearly every fathering situation.
Kyle Emmons, Attorney at Law
Columbia attorney serving mid-Missouri in family law matters. (573) 442-5161
Stone Wall Forensic Audio & Video Services
Evans and Kitchens Law Office
Stone Wall offers a state-of-the-art recording studio owned by practicing attorney offers forensic audio and video services including -- transfer of micro-cassette (answering machine) to cassette tape and compact disk format transfer of cassette tape to compact disk format clean up and enhancement of recorded conversation, including removal of tape hiss, hums, background noises and transcription of conversations preparation of cassette tape and/or compact disk trial exhibits indexing relevant passages/portions of the recorded media video editing for mediation purposes video editing for trial purposes preparation of exhibits for mediation and trial.
Extensive civil and criminal trial and appellate experience, both alone and as part of legal teams and both as prosecution (plaintiff) and defense, in District Courts in Trinity, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Houston, Angelina and surrounding counties including cases ranging from capital murder to forcible entry and detainer, family law, collections, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice and deed restrictions.
Numerous video and audio presentations for mediation and trial.
References of judges, clients and other attorneys available upon request.
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.
National Organization of Women
1000 16th St. NW #700, WA., DC 20036
National Coalition of Free Men
Parents Without Partners
Alternatives For Anger (816) 753-5118
1701 1/2 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 641 11
Missouri State Home Page
Resources for Stepdads:
A Secretarial Service Inc.
Licensed paralegal providing quality, affordable, professional and accurate paralegal research services to firms, private practice attorneys and the general public in all 50 states. My specialty is family law with a strong emphasis on highly disputed child custody issues. I have a dual BA degree in political science and child psychology from West Liberty State College and have attended the Dusquesne University School of Law but will complete my degree here in Maryland. I have voluntarily completed three law internships and have impeccable references. Please feel free to browse my site and contact me, day or night, via email, fax or phone. (410) 651-4496
Child Custody Witness Guide for Deposition or in Court
Grandparents - Children's Rights of Missouri
424 East Stanford, Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 862-9862
Parenting at a Distance
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
Missouri Council on Problem Gambling Concerns, Inc.
5128 Brookside Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64112-2736
Child Custody Case Management Forms
Comprehensive Psychiatric Services MO Statewide Parent Advisory Network
440A Rue St., Francois Florissant, MO 63031 (314) 972-0600
Bi-U and for You
Alter Services, Inc.
3100 Broadway, Suite 218, Kansas City, MO 641 11
Killers & Boosters for Child Custody Cases
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. Click here to see more about the book.
Baptist Marriage Encounter
Episcopal Marriage Encounter
Jewish Marriage Enhancement
International Lutheran Marriage Encounter
Methodist Marriage Encounter
Roman Catholic Marriage Encounter
Seventh-Day Adventist Marriage Encounter
United Church of Christ Marriage Encounter
Interfaith Marriage Encounter Circle
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.
Missouri Coalition of Alliance for the Mentally Ill
204 East High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3260
(800) 374-2138 or (314) 634-7727
NO BULLY website
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.
IRS Forms & Publications
Child Support Enforcement
227 Metro Drive, P.O. Box 1527
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1527
(314) 751-4301 or (800) 859-7999
Number of Children In Support Order
1 = 20%
Missouri State Bar Association
326 Monroe, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Legal Aid Attorneys:
Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation (314) 442-0116
Legal Aid of Southwest Missouri
Located in Springfield and serving Greene county and 18 rural counties in southwest Missouri. (417) 862-1100
Volunteer Attorney Project
Mark Twain Legal Services, Inc.
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers' Program
Missouri Revised Statutes
St. Louis Office
St. Charles Office
Jefferson County Office
St. Clair County Office
Over the past few years there has been a shift in custody agreements from just including who gets the kids for the holidays, to what the children's religious upbringing will entail. And while some of these are not as detailed and just include information regarding what religion the children will be raised, others give very specific information regarding religious education and how certain rites of passage will be handled, like a confirmation or a bar mitzvah.
In Missouri, these details are often laid out in a parenting plan, which is a requirement for any parents who have filed documents related to visitation or child custody.
Promotes awareness of Grandfamilies: grandparents raising grandchildren and other relatives raising children, and how to help meet the needs of these Grandfamilies.
If you would like to read the latest data here is the link to the Census data.
AARP Foundation Grandparenting