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    Child Custody Related Downloads:

    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Interference as Grounds for Modification of Custody
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - The Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of Stepparents
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Sibling Visitation Rights
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - The Relevance of Adultery in Custody and Visitation
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Parent's Ability and Willingness to Cooperate
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Basic Law for Construing Separation Agreements
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - What Happens to the Marital Home Upon Divorce

    State Specific Separation Agreements & Filing Instructions - 4 great options!
    Some people choose to have a Lawyer draft a separation agreement for them, but we have three great options which will provide you with the instructions and tools to easily draft, execute and file your own separation agreement.

    State Specific Software for Establishing Temporary Orders for Custody/Visitation/Child support - Download Software!
    Temporary orders are easy to establish, recommended by the court, and provide the rights that the parents and the child(ren) both need and deserve. Please keep in mind that temporary orders can cure a current problem as well as prevent one.

    State Specific Custody/Visitation/Support Modification Forms - Download Software!
    Some people choose to have a Lawyer prepare modification forms for them, but this software will provide you with the instructions and tools to easily draft, execute and file them yourself.

    State Specific Parenting Agreements - Downloadable
    The parenting agreements are in downloadable format and address over 30+ issues relating to child custody and parenting situations. A parenting agreement is required in most states and is highly recommended by most Lawyers and Judges.

    Mandatory Parenting Class:

    Mandatory On-line Parenting Class (court approved) - On-line Service
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    Child Custody & Visitation Books:

    The Mother's Child Custody Handbook (2005 Edition) - Ships in 24 hours!
    This book will focus on the rights each mother and child has under certain laws, situations, and circumstances, and how child custody will typically be decided by the court or through out-of-court negotiation and settlement.
    Divorce Source/ Hardcover
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    The Father's Child Custody Handbook (2005 Edition) - Ships in 24 hours!
    This book will focus on the rights each father and child has under certain laws, situations, and circumstances, and how child custody will typically be decided by the court or through out-of-court negotiation and settlement.
    Divorce Source/ Hardcover
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    Year 2005 Child Custody Strategies for Men - Ships in 24 hours
    Two of America's most famous custody specialists have used their 30 years of training and experience to put together a book of custody strategies that a father can easily put into action.
    Barry Bricklin, Ph.D. & Gail Elliot, Ph.D./ Hardcover
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    Year 2005 Child Custody Strategies for Women - Ships in 24 hours
    Two of America's most famous custody specialists have used their 30 years of training and experience to put together a book of custody strategies that a mother can easily put into action.
    Barry Bricklin, Ph.D. & Gail Elliot, Ph.D./ Hardcover
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    Custodial/Non-custodial Parent Record Keeper - Ships in 24 hours
    A valuable tool for documentation purposes. The information that YOU put in the Record Keeper will assist you and your attorney and hopefully the courts in determining "What's in the best interest of the children."
    Divorce Source/ Hardcover
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    The Separation/Property Settlement Agreement Handbook - Ships in 24 hours
    This book will help you create and understand your agreement. The Separation and Property Settlement Agreement defines your legal obligations during separation and potentially divorce, which is why it is of the utmost importance that you have a full understanding of your agreement and the rights you may or may not have.
    Divorce Source/ Hard Cover - 3 Ring Binder
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    How to Hire the Right Divorce Lawyer - Ships in 24 hours!
    Protect yourself from becoming a victim of the courts and your spouse. This book supplies the knowledge you'll need to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of available lawyers and then pick the right one for you.
    Divorce Source/ Hardcover
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    Kidmate - Visitation/Custody Tracking Program for Parents - Ships in 24 hours
    Kidmate is the revolutionary new program for negotiating visitation and custody! Kidmate's Timesharing Organizer module will help you work out a comprehensive timesharing schedule from the basic pattern that repeats itself to holidays, vacations and birthdays.
    Agile Software/ Computer Software
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    The Law of Child Custody - Ships in 24 hours
    This legal almanac explores the law of child custody. The almanac presents the history of child custody decision making in the United States, and the modern-day standards by which the courts make custody awards.
    Margaret C. Jasper/Hardcover
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    Divorce & Child Custody - Ships in 24 hours
    This book provides you with invaluable information relating to domestic relations law. Written in simple, straight-forward language, in unravels the complexities of divorce, child custody, and other family law matters.
    Deanna Peters & Richard L. Strohm/ Paperback
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    Joint Custody With a Jerk - Ships in 24 hours
    Parenting is difficult enough in a family where two parents love and respect each other. In divorce, where the respect has diminished and the love has often turned to intense dislike, co-parenting can drive one or both parents to the brink of insanity.
    Julie A. ross, M.A, & Judy Corcoran/ Paperback
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    Child Custody Made Simple - Ships in 24 hours
    Whether your are separated, divorced, or never married, this indispensable guide will answer all your questions about child custody and child support. Written in clear, simple language, it reveals what really happens when parents separate or divorce.
    Webster Watnik/ Paperback
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    Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child - Ships in 24 hours
    Can children flourish in any custody situation? If their parents read Mom's House, Dad's House, the answer is a resounding "yes" This unique groundbreaking classic, which has become the standard for two generations of parents, is again breaking new ground-revised, updated, and expanded with examples, self-tests, checklists, and guidelines.
    Isolina Ricci, Ph.D./ Paperback
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    What to Tell the Kids About Your Divorce - Ships in 24 hours
    This great resource helps parents move beyond their own anger and hurt to focus on helping their children cope with the divorce. The practical exercises in this book provide parents with the "hands-on" tools they need to help their kids get through all the stages of divorce from the initial separation to later issues of remarriage and step-parenting.
    Darlene Weyburne/ Paperback
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    Dividing the Child: Social & Legal Dilemmas of Custody - Ships in 24 hours
    The first book to examine the social and legal realities of how divorcing parents make arrangements for their children, Dividing the Child is based on a large, representative study of families from a wide range of socioeconomic levels. Maccoby and Mnookin followed a group of more than one thousand families for three years after the parents filed for divorce.
    Eleanore E. Maccoby & Robert H. Mnookin/ Hardcover
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    Your Right to Child Custody, Visitation and Support - Ships in 24 hours
    Are you having trouble receiving support from your ex-spouse? Do you have a child who is being neglected or abused? Do you know what your legal rights are? The answers to your problems may lie in this book.
    Mary L. Boland, Attorney at Law/ Paperback
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    The Custody Solutions Sourcebook - Ships in 24 hours
    Divorce is difficult. It is an emotional, frustrating, and exhausting process, and when children are involved the emotional ante is raised dramatically. A parental battle for custody can be damaging for all parties, especially the children.
    Jann Blackstone-Ford/ Paperback
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    Child Custody: Building Agreements That Work - Ships in 24 hours
    Dealing with custody and visitation issues during separation or divorce can feel completely overwhelming. It doesn't have to. This book presents a clear, easy-to-follow path that will help you overcome the obstacles and put together a comprehensive and lasting agreement that everyone-especially your children-can live with.
    Mimi E. Lyster/ Paperback
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    Custody for Fathers - Ships in 24 hours
    This book is your roadmap through the complex maze of family law courts which tend to be mom-biased. Discover over 100 strategies and tactics that have won custody for other fathers.
    Carleen Brennan & Michael Brennan, Esq./ Paperback
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    What Every Woman Needs to Know About Divorce & Custody - Ships in 24 hours
    The first and only book of its kind-a complete insider's guide filled with crucial advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and mothers who have gone through this challenging legal process. It is designed for women at every stage of divorce, and covers a wide range of legal strategies, as well as financial and psychological issues.
    Gayle Rosenwald Smith, J.D. & Sally Abrahms/ Paperback
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    The Divorced Dad's Survival Book - Ships in 24 hours
    Shows how to navigate the process of getting a divorce so as to minimize the negative impact on one's children. The goal of the book is to show how fathers can use the divorce to improve their relationship with their kids.
    David Knox/ Hardcover
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    A Family Divided: A Father's Struggle with the Child Custody Industry - Ships in 24 hours
    Dr. Michael Nieland never thought of himself as a hero... But divorce proceedings seem to have a way of thrusting respectful, law-abiding citizens into starring roles in a drama that can be stranger than fiction, especially when young children are involved. Battle lines form. Winners emerge, but at what cost to the children?
    Robert Mendelson/Hardcover
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    Creating a Successful Parenting Plan - Ships in 24 hours
    A Step-by-Step Guide for the Care of Children of Divided Families. This extraordinary book offers separating or divorcing parents a sure-fire way to create a workable, practical plan that is in the best interest of their children.
    Dr. A. Jayne Major/ Paperback
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    Solo Dad Survival Guide - Ships in 24 hours
    There's no pop psychology here, no ivory tower analysis, and no sugar coating; just real-world Solo dads talking openly and honestly about what works for them in their ongoing mission to be the best dads they can be.
    Reginald F. davis - Nicholas F. Borns/ Paperback
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    Putting Children First : A Guide for Parents Breaking Up - Ships in 24 hours
    This book describes a child-centered approach for separated and divorcing parents who want to minimize the damage done to children during and after the break-up. It offers essential information and advice on renegotiating the practical and emotional aspects of the parent-child relationship.
    Hanna McDonough & Christina Bartha/ Paperback
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    The Complete Single Mother - Ships in 24 hours
    Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns: Time and Money Management, How to Talk About Dad, Collecting Child Support, The Uninvolved Father, Raising Boys, Discipline etc.
    Andrea Engber - Leah Klungness, Ph.D./ Paperback
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    The Child Custody Book: How to Protect Your Children and Win Your Case - Ships in 24 hours
    If you're involved in a chid custody case, you need this book. Judge Stewart will help you avoid heartbreaking and costly mistakes by teaching you the do's and don't's so you do not have to learn the hard way!
    Valerie King, M.D./ Paperback
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    Helping Children Cope With Divorce - Ships in 24 hours
    Will be extremely helpful to any parent going through the process of divorce. It is conceptually sound, easy to read, and has important information for parents, professionals, and anyone who is working with children whose parents are going through divorce.
    Edward Teyber/ Paperback
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    Visitation Links:

  • Best Interest of the Child If you are in a custody fight you will need to live by this one. Also get used to hearing the phrase, because it has a tendency to pop up in every other sentence.

  • Coping with Angry Children after Divorce A difficult task, but just a small feat in the whole experinece.

  • Kids Turn Kids' Turn is an educational program for children and parents who are undergoing separation or divorce. Kids' Turn teaches family members the skills that can improve communication between children and parents, and helps parents understand their children's experience during and after divorce.

  • Electronic Visitation Homepage Parent - child visitation using home computer video conferencing. Who knows what the future has in store for us.

  • Modification of Custody or Visitation Under what circumstances can custody and visitation orders be changed within the state where they were obtained?After a final decree of divorce or other order establishing custody and visitation (such as a paternity decree) is filed with a court, parents may agree to modify the custody or visitation terms.

  • VisitationWhat does reasonable visitation mean? When a court determines the visitation rights of a noncustodial parent, it usually orders visitation at reasonable times and places, leaving it to the parents to work out a more precise schedule.

  • Can I Move out of the State with the Children? Children who are natives of the State of New Jersey or who have resided in New Jersey for five years may not be removed from the jurisdiction without the consent of both parents or an appropriate Court Order. This law applies to separated or divorcing parents. Do not do it before consulting local counsel!

  • Historical Perspectives of the Right to Travel The Articles of Confederation, the form of government adopted by the United States after the Revolution, but before the Constitution of 1787, provided that the citizens of each State of the then United States would have the "...free ingress and regress to and from any other State,".

  • Grandparent's Visitation Rights To Grandfather's house we go! During the holidayseason, we are reminded of the poem by Lydia Child written over 150 years ago, "Over the river and through the woods, to grandfather's house we go; The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh; Through the white and drifted snow."...

  • Grandparent Visitation Rights Maryland courts have the power to order parents to permit a child's grandparent to visit with their grandchild. This power extends to intact marriages of the parents, as well as cases where a child's parent is deceased or the child's parents are divorced.

  • Grandparent Visitation Rights Know your options, choose your plan of action. Gone are the days when your children and grandchildren lived down the block or around the corner and you could visit them whenever you wanted. In our mobile society, many children live half way across the country and grandparents are lucky to see their grandchildren once or twice a year.

  • Visitation rights of Grandparents The superior court may grant the grandparents of the child reasonable visitation rights to the child during his minority on a finding that the visitation rights would be in the best interests of the child and any of the following are true:

  • Grandparents Seeking Visitation Rights Hello...we have a group called GrandsRuS...a Web Site at http://www.eclypse.com/grandsrus and there you can sign up for a wonderful e-mail subscription list and also there are articles there on visitation rights and how to start...

  • FAQs About Visitation If a divorce, dissolution, legal separation, or annulment proceeding involves a child and if the court has not issued a shared parenting decree, the court shall make a just and reasonable order or decree permitting each parent who is not the residential parent to visit the child at the time and under the conditions that the court directs, unless the court determines that it would not be in the best interest of the child to permit that parent to visit the child.

  • Guidelines for Custody & Visitation Schedule "A" (a) The custodial parent shall take the necessary action with school authorities of the schools in which the children are enrolled to: (1) list the non-custodial parent as a parent of the children, (2) to authorize the school to release to the non-custodial parent any and all information concerning the children, (3) to insure that the non-custodial parent receives copies of any notices regarding the children.

  • Guidelines for Custody & Visitation Schedule "B" (To the extent of differentiation from Schedule 'A' only) IV Whenever "reasonable visitation" for a non-custodial parent appears in an entry, it shall be defined as providing at a minimum for:

  • International Child Abduction This is a sad story, but a must read if you feel your ex-spouse is or has contemplated kidnapping your child.

  • Supervised Visitation "I tried to be a part of my daughter Nina's life many times, but her mother prevented it. I told the Victim Services counselor that just because I have anew wife and child now, doesn't mean I don't still love Nina. Victim Services helped me get to know my daughter again."

  • Parental Alienation Various articles for parents struggling with parental alienation. The emotional side of not being able to visit with your child(ren) can be traumatic, and this resource should help you deal with the pain.

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