Custody & Visitation

Divorce is confusing and emotional. When children are involved the emotions are amplified. The process of custody & visitation can include mediation, evaluation, and litigation. Using our family law expertise, our top family law attorneys guide our clients through this difficult process.

Referrals & Links to Family Law Resources


Child Welfare League of America
Excellent resource on child welfare programs, research, data, publications, events, consultations, and trainings

National Council for Adoption
Adoption resources, facts, and statistics

Alternate Dispute Resolution

American Arbitration Association
Resources for dispute resolution services worldwide, including sections on filing a case,
rules/procedures, and forms

JAMS’ mediators, arbitrators, and neutrals are Resolution Experts trained
in the alternative dispute resolution process

Child Support
A comprehensive resource for the interpretation and application of child support guidelines in the United States.

Child Support Calculator
The California Guideline Child Support Calculator is based on California Child Support Guidelines and can be used to estimate the amount of child support that may be ordered in your case.

Courts and Legislature

California Legislation

California Courts
(Judicial Council — Court Forms, Court Opinions and Court Rules)

Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Department Rules and Family Law Overview

National Center for State Courts
This site provides links to judicial branches of each state

Federal and Tribal Court Related Websites

Domestic Violence

Report from the Attorney General’s Task Force
on Local Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence
released July 2005

The Center for Family Violence and the Courts
Site provides links to events, newsletters, resources, education, and research all pertaining
to family violence and the courts

Family Law Organizations

American Bar Association Family Law Section
Site includes general public resources, reports, recommendations, and standards of practice

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
International resource for practicing matrimonial lawyers

Family Law Tax Information

IRS Information for Divorced or Separated Individuals

IRS Information on Filing Innocent Spouse Claims — Tax Fraud of Husband or Wife

Filing Status, Dependency Exemptions, and Credits

US Government Retirement & Insurance Publications
Federal resources specifically related to retirement and insurance facts, with a database searchable by publication number, title and date

IRS — Divorced or Separated Individuals — Publication 504
Facts and tips for preparing 2005 tax returns of divorced and/or separated individuals

IRS — Innocent Spouse Relief — Publication 971
Document pertaining to innocent spouse relief, and separation of liability and equitable relief

IRS — Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information– Publication 501

Financial Planning

Links coming soon

Industry Research

IP Locator
Assist in locating the geographical location of an IP Address

Multiple industry databases searchable by name, industry keyword, news/press releases, and reports

Dow Jones
Resource for business and financial news and information

Dun & Bradstreet
Searchable international company database

Company Link
Provides access to industry-specific searchable directories

Better Business Bureau

Legal Research

California Codes
California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas

US Supreme Court
Comprehensive directory of US Supreme Court cases

US Supreme Court Decisions
Database of US Supreme Court decisions searchable by year, citation, party name, and/or full- text

Federal Courts Finder
Clickable map and list of specialized federal courts, circuit courts of appeal, and state courts, hosted by the Macmillan Law Library

US Court of Appeals Opinions
Database of US court of appeals containing published and unpublished opinions, and published orders, updated daily


Library of Congress (Thomas)
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress

Legal Dictionary
World Wide Legal Information Alliance

Military Law

US Army Legal Services 
A resource designed to educate and inform military members on their personal legal affairs

US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp

US Army Casework Guide
The Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison

Parental Abduction/Kidnapping

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Child Quest International
Hague Conventions – International conference including a section on child abduction
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 

Child Abduction Resources
2004 Library of Congress Report (391 pp.)
2000 Library of Congress Report
Current Travel Warnings

Justice Department
Early Identification of Risk Factors for Parental Abduction
Descriptive Profiles and Preventive Interventions
Kidnapping of Juveniles: Patterns From NIBRS
A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
Article: The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Resources for Attorneys Handling International Abductions

AFCC Family Court Review
Members only access online to FCR articles
Geoffrey L. Greif, Parental Abduction Justification as Ego Defense, 33 Family & Conciliation Courts Rev. 317 (1995)
Geoffrey L. Greif, Many Years After the Parental Abduction: Some Consequences of Relevance to the Court System; 36 Family & Conciliation Courts Rev. 32 (1998)

Parental Kidnapping: Prevention and Remedies

Hague Conference on Private International Law
Child Abduction Section
Perez-Vera Report
The International Child Abduction Database (INCADAT)

Parenting Plans

Links coming soon

Research and Articles

Attorney Search 

Center for Families, Children & the Courts
The Center for Families, Children & the Courts generates and distributes research-based information that has promise for informing the work of family and juvenile court services in California and nationwide. Articles and reports include descriptive studies of court services, longitudinal research on families from the Statewide Uniform Statistical Reporting System (SUSRS), and a range of research studies on families and children from the Research Grants Program. Click above to access these publications.

Valuation and Registration of Assets

American Kennel Club
American Cat Fanciers Association
The Jockey Club
Equine Line
Arabian Horse Association
American Quarter Horse Association
Palomino Horse Breeders of America
Appaloosa Horse Club
American Paint Horse Association
American Brahmans
Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc.
Angus The Business Breed
American Maine Anjou Association
American Simmental Association
Red Angus Association
Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

Appraisal Organizations
American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Business Valuation Resources (Shannon Pratt)

Boat Pricing Guide
US Coast Guard National Documentation Center

Kelly Blue Book
Directory of car pricing, ratings and reviews
Resource offers free pricing quotes, ratings and reviews

Consumer Goods
Orion Blue Book
Used items pricing directory

Value and Satellite Photographs of Homes in the United States

Industrial Goods
McRae’s Blue Book
Resource for determining the value of industrial equipment

PC Quote
Resource for determining the value of stocks and securities

U.S. Government Sites

US State Department
Outstanding directory of government press releases and all pertinent issues of state

Office of Personnel Management
The government’s human resources department; includes helpful federal forms, products and services

US Government Retirement & Insurance Publications
Federal resources specifically related to retirement and insurance facts, with a database searchable by publication number, title and date

Internal Revenue Service
Directory of forms, documents and online resources pertaining to the US department of treasury

Social Security Online
All encompassing resource on social security, Medicare, retirement, divorce and future retirement benefits, as well as divorce and survivor benefits

US Security and Exchange Commission
Resource of litigation releases, regulatory actions and investor information

SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)
Hosted by the US Security and Exchange Commission, a searchable database of filed forms and form specific descriptions

Small Business Administration
Resources pertaining to starting, financing and managing a small business

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tables and links pertaining to productivity, wages, earning, benefits, inflation, consumer spending, industries, and employment

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