Family and Juvenile Law Section Links
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Family and Juvenile Law Links


Primary Sources

U.S. Code:

25 U.S.C., Chapter 21 - Indian Child Welfare Act

28 U.S.C. § 1738A- Full Faith and Credit Given to Child Custody Determinations

42 U.S.C., Chapter 6 - The Children's Bureau

42 U.S.C., Chapter 7 - Social Security Act

42 U.S.C. § 620 - Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980

42 U.S.C. § 1983 - Civil Rights of Children

42 U.S.C., Chapter 67 - Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act

42 U.S.C., Chapter 132 - Victims of Child Abuse

Uniform Laws From the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, in association with the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Interstate Child Visitation Act Draft.

Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Draft.

Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act Approved draft.

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act Final draft.

Uniform Parentage Act Revised draft


Government Agencies
Administration on Aging

Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement Includes news reports, policy documents, and links to related information.

Child Support State Profiles Contains information on enforcement programs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Primary agency for guaranteeing health and access to essential human services for all Americans.

UNICEF Advocates and works for the protection of children's rights around the world.


Miscellaneous Sources

The ABA Center on Children and the Law

The ABA Commission on Domestic Violence

ABA Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly

ABA Family Law Section

ABA Tables Summarizing Family Law Covers the fifty states.

ABA Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children Charged with implementing the recommendations in "America's Children at Risk." Health, education, and housing, as well as child support, assistance for working parents, juvenile justice and problems of institutionalized children are addressed.

Adoption Network Contains legal resources organized by region.

Adoption Policy Resource Center Includes legislative news and analysis as well as adoption assistance and links to legal resources and related information.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

The Center for Law and Social Policy A public policy research firm specializing in both law and policy affecting the poor. CLASP seeks to improve the economic conditions of low-income children and secure access to our civil justice system.

Child Abuse Prevention Network

Children's Protection & Advocacy Coalition

Children's Rights Council

Children's Watch Multi-national children's rights and advocacy group.

Child Support Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau

Divorce Helpline Articles on divorce, a directory of self-help services, etc.

Divorced From Justice Information for consumers about divorce. Rating your lawyer, self-help legal forms, client bill of rights, and legal reference room.

DivorceInfo Surviving divorce, including coping with pain, managing lawyers, & staying in control.

DivorceNet Online newsletter & bulletin board, with FAQs.

Divorce Reform Page Balanced presentation of studies, legislation, statistics and news concerning attempts to restrict no-fault divorce.

Divorce Source Divorce Information Network, with a listing of divorce professionals by state and county, bulletin boards, chat rooms and links.

Fathers' Rights and Equality Exchange Information for Fathers.

General Information On Oregon Divorce Law Robert J. Larson.

Grandparent Visitation - The Coalition for the Restoration of Parental Rights

The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers The IAML consists of matrimonial lawyers specializing in trans-national marriages.

Interrogatory for Matrimonial Cases In Illinois. Provided by Divorced From Justice. Information needed in order to claim your rightful share of an estate.

Legal Aid for Abused Women (LAAW) Legal assistance for ending an abusive situation.

Living Wills Registry (Canada) Information on living wills.

Kansas Elder Law Network Maintained as a public service for Kansas senior citizens and their advocates, but includes national databases.

Laura Morgan's Support Guidelines site. She is considered the Goddess of support information for all states.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Non-profit organization working to end violence against women and children.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges News and membership information.

National Senior Citizens Law Center Articles on upcoming legislation as well as useful information for the practice of Elder Law.

Randy Singer's Attorney's toolbox Divorce resource center.

Unmarried Couples and the Law Palimony law, cohabitation agreements, domestic partnership registration and benefits, and estate planning.

Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School


Child Custody

Children's Rights


Estate Planning

Estates and Trusts