FEDERAL DIVORCE LAWS
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Health & Human Services
U.S. Federal Law Departments
Divorce Web Sites
Additional Useful Sites
Child Custody Parenting Plans
Parenting & Family Resources
Federal Family Support Resources
States of America
Health & Human Services
State-by-State Divorce Law Directory
State-by-State Legal & Social Services
Divorce & Marriage Support
Children & Families - Adoption/Child
Abuse/Child Care/Child Support.
Bureau - Provides
for the safety, permanency and well being of children.
Enforcement of Support
- Essentials for Attorneys in Child Support Enforcement.
Evaluation of Child Support Guidelines
- State Guideline Reviews, State Guideline Studies.
Handbook on Child Support Enforcement
- Federal & State partnership to collect support.
Federal Office of Child Support
Federal Parent Locator Svc, Federal Registry.
Web-Based Program for Healthy Marriages Grants
- Group instruction, Instructor training.
Guide For Qualified Medical Child Support Orders
- Extend health care
coverage to children.
Federal Parent Locator - Support the location of
participants in child support cases...states.
Health and Human Services -
Families & Children: Child Support, Child Abuse, Adoption
Investment Program on Marriage and Divorce
- Long-Term Effects...Among Families.
Effects of Marriage on Family Economic Well-Being
The economic returns to marriage.
Effects of Parental Incarceration on Young Children
- The Impact of Incarceration on Children.
Responsible Fatherhood Federal Resource - Support & Strengthen Roles.
What Fathers and Mothers Say About Child Support -
for the Parents’ Fair Share.
Non-Custodial Participation in Their Children's
Lives - Income & Program
Involving Non-Resident Fathers In Children's Learning
The Role of Non-Resident Fathers.
Involving Non-Resident Fathers In Children’s Learning - A Fathers
Center / Disease Control
Prevention - Search on their site for "divorce" information.
and Divorce Statistics - Provisional
Data for 2002
National Guideline Clearinghouse - Helping Children & Families Deal with Divorce
- Be alert to warning signs of dysfunctional marriage and impending
- Always be the child's advocate, offering support and age-appropriate
advice to the child and
parents regarding reactions to divorce, guilt,
anger, sadness, perceived loss of love.
- Try to maintain positive relationships with both parents rather than
taking sides. If there is
evidence of an abusive situation, referral to child
protective services is indicated.
- Encourage open discussion about separation and divorce with and between
emphasizing ways to deal w/ children's reactions/identifying appropriate reading materials.
- Refer families to mental health resources with expertise in divorce if
Healthy Marriage Resource Center - National resource/clearinghouse
and research relating to healthy marriages. Marriage and family
trends, statistics, education.
Child Welfare Information Gateway - Protecting Children,
Section I - Fathers and Their
Impact on Children's Well-Being, Effective Fathering,
Fathers and Their Impact on Child Maltreatment, Fathers and Case
Fathers and Initial Assessment and Investigation, Services for Fathers.
Section II - Fatherhood Programs, Federal Fatherhood Initiatives.
Appendix A - Glossary of Terms, Appendix E - Tips for Dads, Appendix F -