Preparing for a divorce? Below are some resources to help you through the process.
Children And Child Custody Resources
American Bar Association – Child Custody
Articles and information about child custody rights, laws and child support. The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, it provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
A Kid’s Guide to Divorce – Kid’s Health
Divorce is tough for everyone involved, including kids. Find out more in this article.
Child Custody – Women’s Law
An overview of child custody rights and links to state laws. WomensLaw.org was founded in February 2000 by a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers interested in seeing the power of the Internet work for more disadvantaged people and specifically for survivors of domestic violence.
Divorce – MedlinePlus.gov
A list of helpful government resources and publications on a variety of divorce topics including finances, children, coping and more. MedlinePlus presents health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.
Divorce Abroad – Legal Issues
Information on divorces obtained while abroad.
Vital Records – State By State Resources
Our complete list of state resources – choose a state then click on the “Vital Records” links. Vital records are your birth, marriage and divorce records.
Divorcenet.com is the leading provider of consumer-focused divorce information, seeking to empower women and men undergoing divorce. Consumers can access objective, credible and trusted divorce-related general and state-specific articles, support communities, interactive tools for managing divorce, and a nationwide directory of divorce lawyers, mediators and financial professionals.
At Divorce Magazine, you will find links to divorce attorneys and family lawyers all over North America, as well as profiles of many key divorce lawyers and other divorce professionals such as divorce mediators and divorce financial advisors.
CompleteCase.com is an online uncontested divorce service center. This simple and inexpensive process will enable you to complete your divorce documents at home, without paying for an attorney.
USLegalForms offers divorce guides and packages for legal divorce actions in all 50 States. Note: All documents must be printed on bond paper.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Search under “Divorce” for useful information about credit and the divorce process. The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection works to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices in the marketplace.
Institute of Certified Divorce Financial Analysts
Click on “Find a CDFA Professional” to find a certified divorce financial analyst in your area. The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™ (IDFA™) is the premier national organization dedicated to the certification, education and promotion of the use of financial professionals in the divorce arena.
ABA – Lawyer Locator
Fill in the fields and select “Family Law” to find a divorce lawyer nearest you. The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
Choose your state then choose “Family Law” to learn more about the divorce laws and legal assistance available in your state. LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.
Articles and resources covering the divorce and child custody legal process. Nolo.com is a legal guide, which provides do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses.
State Bar Association.com
A listing of links to the state bar associations.
WomensLaw.org – Divorce
An overview of general divorce information and links to state laws. WomensLaw.org was founded in February 2000 by a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers interested in seeing the power of the Internet work for more disadvantaged people and specifically for survivors of domestic violence.
Association of Conflict Resolution
Find a mediator or arbitrator in your area. The Association for Conflict Resolution is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.
Mediation Information & Resource Center
The Mediation Information & Resource Center lets you search for an accredited mediator by name, location or type of practice. Some charge by the hour and others charge a flat fee for their services. You’ll find information on how to select a mediator, and what to expect from the process.
Nolo.com – Divorce Mediation Basics
An overview of mediation and several articles about the mediation process. Nolo.com is a legal guide, which provides do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses.
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