Family Law

Family Law

  • Website has database of family law lawyers across the US. Some informational resources and articles are also available on the website.

  • Federal agency that administers state child support enforcement programs. Website has information and contact info for state programs. Individuals must apply for child support through state child support agencies only.

  • Oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. “Second Saturday” Divorce workshops ($45 fee) at locations across the country provide seminars with attorneys, counselors, financial advisors, and other financial professionals.

  • Does not provide direct pro bono representation, but works to encourage pro bono custody projects in the US. Created Child Custody Program Directory (available on website), lists organizations across the country that provide pro bono custody services. Resource library with articles and other information also available on site.

  • Information about money management to help women achieve financial stability, especially women whose lives are in transition.

  • Information and support website geared toward mothers who are in custody battles and have been victims of domestic violence in the relationship with their children's father, or whose children are victims of family violence either having been abused directly, or indirectly harmed by witnessing violence against their mother. Website has information, stories, and a listserv.

  • Educates advocates and victims on issues such as budgeting, identity theft, banking, predatory lending, violence in the workplace, housing, and credit, all of which play a role in ending domestic violence. Has an excellent publication called “Hope and Power: For Your Personal Finances,” written to help women regain control over their finances after leaving an abusive relationship. Available for free online at

  • Grass-roots organization affiliated with South Palm Beach NOW chapter; dedicated to improving the family court system and to prevent future injustices against children, women and families. Runs CourtWatch Program, promotes awareness of the problems, advocates to change legislation and to hold the judges, lawyers, guardians-ad-litem and psychologists accountable for their actions. Website has suggestions for pro se litigants.

  • Public policy and legislative advocacy organization for older and mid-life women. Focuses on health, quality of life, economic security issues. Call for information about events and local chapters.

  • Grassroots advocacy and support organization for mothers of abused children who have lost (or are fighting not to lose) custody of their children to an abusive partner or to foster care. Website has information, links, other resources. Ther is also a Facebook page at

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