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Real help for people involved in child custody -- initial
determination of custody or change of custody -- or divorce. This listing of individuals, groups, companies, services, organizations and professionals can
make a difference today. Just starting or starting over -- this is the place to
Single Parent Association
Remember...you're not alone, we're here to help!
(800) 704-2102 or (602) 788-5511
Get email notification of calendar events, chat with other members, add
events. Join the Yahoo Group for your area.
This book can reassure parents doing the right things, and has opened the hearts of an angry, self-centered parents, allowing them to put the needs of the children before their own desires. Parents often think they know what is going on in the hearts of their children, and are stunned to discover how much children see, hear and know.
Get this book to see how children express their concerns. Give this book to someone who needs to know how the children feel.
You will see your children in these letters. The letters are funny, sad, happy, hopeful and amazing.
This book is has 190 letters.
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Jane Addams Hull House
1030 W. Van Buren Chicago, IL 60607 firstname.lastname@example.org
National Council of Jewish
Chicago North Shore Section
1107 Central Street, Wilmette, IL 60091
There are other groups and individuals looking to start court
monitoring in Illinois. Call for more information.
ParentingTime.net is a unique online service that can help you win custody,
change custody, or reduce child support. ParentingTime is used every day by
thousands of parents and families worldwide. ParentingTime is an online custody
calendar that allows you to easily schedule and track parenting time as well as
monitor compliance with your custody arrangement. Find out more
try the Demo to experience
ParentingTime for yourself.
American Society of Divorced Men
575 Keep Ave, Elgin IL 60120-2431 (708) 695-2200
Child Custody Witness Guide for Deposition or in Court
Essential to giving the testimony you need to give.
Critical for the witnesses you are counting on. Important for all types
of cases and essential for child custody and divorce cases. You only get one
chance to protect your fathers rights, mothers rights or grandparent rights
in court. Avoid the tricks and traps of questioning. This books fast easy
solution will let you watch the effectiveness of your case skyrocket! This
book is 5 1/2" X 9" with more than 230 pages.
Mothers Without Custody
P.O. Box 36, Woodstock, IL 60098
P.O. Box 27417, Houston, TX 77227-7418
Provides support and information on the national "Mothers Without Custody"
and has information for starting support groups dealing with custody related
issues. The purpose of Mothers Without Custody is: To enhance the quality of
life for our children by strengthening the role of the non-custodial parent
in regard to custody, child support, visitation, and parenting. To provide
a self-directed network and an outlet for the sharing of experiences for mothers
without physical custody of their children for any of the following reasons:
Voluntary exchange of custody
Coerced voluntary exchange of custody
Child(ren) being abducted by the father
Child(ren) opting to live with the father
To educate and inform the public of issues affecting the non-custodial
mother and her children in order to dispel biases against children and parents
who do not have physical custody. To serve as liaison between organizations
and individuals that promote children's health, happiness, and well-being,
and that of mothers without custody. To cooperate with local, state, and
national officials to further the well-being, health, and happiness of our
children. To carry out such lawful association activities as a majority of
the board of directors may direct. Pamphlets, books, shirts, informational
packets - please call for details! Mother-To-Mother: a 16 page, quarterly
support newsletter. $25 annual membership fee.
Private Supervised Visit Program
500 42nd Street Suite 2, Rock Island, IL 61201
Bridgeway Children Services helps anyone in an active roll of caretaker
for children. Intake Procedure: Call for an appointment or walk in. Must
be referred by the Court System, an attorney, or self. Private Supervised
Visit Program provides supervision for the non custodial parent. The program's
services are accessed through a referral from the court system, an attorney,
or by a self referral.
National Coalition of Free Men
Rt. 2 Box 107, Murphysboro IL 62966-9612
The Public Hearing Room includes testimony and speeches before public
bodies. This material provides excellent examples of how NCFM is representing
you... And, it demonstrates how you can get involved in the political process
in a meaningful way by joining in with NCFM. Publications listed and summarized
here are available through the U.S. mail. Topics include effects of language
on male behavior, discrimination against men in criminal court and more. (816)
The Hands-On Guide to Surviving
Adult Children Living at Home
If you're faced with the frustration of
dealing with adult children moving home -with their children and with or without
their significant other, you need to know you're not
They may be taking advantage of you without even meaning to or
maybe they don't care that they are using you and your resources up.
This site has great information to help you. They even have a
contract for you and your adult children to sign that sets the rules and
obligations that the adult child is expected to be responsible for.
While it's nice to think that families with adult children living with parents
can always get along like they do on TV, the fact is that having adult children
return home -- also called boomerang kids -- can put a ton of stress on you and
Department of Children
and Family Services
406 East Monroe, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1498
To Report Child Abuse or Neglect, call (800) 25-ABUSE or TDD (800) 358-5117
Out-of-State, call 217-524-2606
The Department of Children and Family Services is best known for its
child protection services. The goal of the Department's child protection
program is outlined in the state's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act:
"The Department of Children and Family Services shall, upon receiving reports
made under this Act, protect the best interest of the child, offer protective
services in order to prevent any further harm to the child and to other children
in the family, stabilize the home environment and preserve family life whenever
Citizens for Constitutional Rights
512 23rd Street, Rock Island IL 61201-8918 (309) 786-1478
How To Go To Visitation
Without Throwing Up is a
book for young children about coping with regular visitation to separate
parents, especially long-distance visitation. Written in very simple language
arising from the point of view of a young boy who had a hard time adjusting to
the stress of traveling back and forth to visit his mother.
How To Go To
Visitation Without Throwing Up offers more than just a mere advisory text - it
has point-by-point observations, travel safety tips, and numerous fun
activities to pass the travel time. Click here to see the Table
of Contents. How To Go To Visitation Without Throwing Up is highly
recommended reading, and a great resource for any parent having to take a child
on a long-distance trip to visit friends and relations.
Available at Amazon.com. By an 11-year-old Author for other
Children's Rights Council of Illinois
Mail: PO Box 203 , Normal, IL 61761
The Children's Rights Council (CRC) of Illinois is a statewide
non-for-profit organization that educates on the importance of adopting
family-friendly approaches to the unique issues facing at-risk children.
Through their advocacy network, they promote the adoption of recognized
parenting best practices for separated parents and other family-friendly
outcomes of the separation process.
CRC-IL works to assure children a meaningful and continuing relationship
with both of their parents and the extended family, regardless of residency
or Putative Father
(800) 232-3798 (800) 513-4980 (TTY)
Outside of Illinois (217) 524-2029 (217) 524-3715 (TTY)
Ombuds Office DCFS, 406 E. Monroe St. Springfield, Illinois 62701
If you want to know if your child is under the care of the Illinois
Department of Children and Family Services, with the child's name and birth
date or age and can verify your relationship, the DCFS Ombuds office can
determine if your child is in the care of our Department. They can also direct
you to the Circuit Court involved with your child's case. The Clerk of the
Circuit Court can provide other important information, such as the child's
case number and the next scheduled court date.
Fathers' Fight for Rights
8 Peggy Dee Dr., Blue Mound IL 62513-9518 (217) 692-2871
Win Your Child Custody War 13th Edition, 2011 Shipping Now!
Over 800 triple-columned pages of vital
information about fighting for custody of your children. This book is
for parents facing a vicious or dangerous person on the other side.
Topics include your child having an attorney of his or her own, who must
listen to the child's wishes, admit-deny to pin down the lies once and
for all, how to keep your job from losing your child custody case, home
study, psychological evaluation, false accusations of child abuse,
dealing with real child abuse, Parental
Alienation Syndrome, how to turn hearsay into documented evidence,
hiring a great attorney and grounds for suing a bad one, the difference
between issues and non-issues, how to produce contact logs that will
help rather than hurt your case and much more. In most cases the other
parent does not win custody you lose custody. This book won't let that
happen to you. Information about fathers' rights, mothers' rights,
grandparent rights and attorneys. This manual has been on the market
longer, and is updated more often, than any other available. Click here
to see how parents, grandparents and professionals
this manual. For people going through a divorce or the never-married
parent. This is not a cheap download. It is an expensive manual. It costs less
than 1/2 hour with a good attorney and gives you hundreds and more
topics than any other product.
Available at Amazon.com the biggest,
Google the fastest delivery, and
PayPal the most popular. Click here to see the
Illinois Civilized Divorce
What Are The Eleven Grounds for Divorce in Illinois?
Answer: Irreconcilable Differences, also known as No-fault, is the only ground for divorce that does not require the moving
party to prove that his or her spouse is at fault for the marital breakup.
The remaining ten grounds for divorce require proof that the non-moving
party, without cause or provocation on the part of the party seeking the
divorce, was at fault because he or she:
- was naturally impotent at the time of the marriage, and continues to
be naturally impotent;
- was already married at the time of the marriage;
- committed adultery subsequent to the marriage;
- willfully deserted or absented himself or herself for one year;
- is guilty of habitual drunkenness for the space of 2 years;
- is guilty of gross and confirmed habits caused by the excessive use
of addictive drugs for the space of 2 years;
- has attempted to end the moving spouse's life by poison or other
means showing malice
- is guilty of extreme and repeated physical or mental cruelty toward
the moving party;
- has been convicted of a felony or other infamous crime;
- has infected the moving party with a sexually transmitted disease.
Has a new marriage suddenly thrown step-siblings into
the already frenzied mix of your blended family? If so, you’re likely to
have your hands full: Managing a bigger family, warding off negative
emotions, and making sure all the kids get along. But fear not, help is
just a click away in the form of clinical social worker Debra
Burrell, who shares her expert tips with Debbie.
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic
801 South 11th St., Springfield, IL 62703
TOLL FREE: (800) 677-2830 (217) 241-0376 (TTY)
(217) 789-2830 (voice)
Chicago Abused Women Coalition
P.O. Box 477916, Chicago, IL. 60647-7916
Forenpsych Services Phone: (818) 597-1975 Fax: (818) 597-1975
Call for the Illinois phone numbers.
Dr. Rybicki has over 25 years experience in providing evaluations and
testimony in forensic matters such as child custody disputes, personal injury
& PTSD cases, assessment for insanity pleas & competency to stand trial. He
is licensed in Washington, California, Illinois, and Indiana. He has provided
over 250 instances of trial testimony along with additional deposition
testimony and offering of declarations to the Court. Dr. Rybicki can provide
case-specific expert testimony as well as more generic psychological
expertise testimony on a variety of topics including chemical dependency,
suggestibility of witnesses, child witness testimony, issues of parent-child
alienation, battered spouse syndrome, work fitness evaluation, child sexual
abuse, and psychological testing. His areas of expertise include: abuse,
child psychological trauma, competence for trial, criminal responsibility,
dangerousness assessment, drug abuse, family issues, fitness for duty,
insanity pleas, psychology, PTSD, and substance abuse.
Stone Wall Forensic Audio & Video Services
Travis Kitchens Law Office
, Texas 75845
Stone Wall offers a state-of-the-art recording studio owned by practicing
attorney offers forensic audio and video services including -- transfer of
micro-cassette (answering machine) to cassette tape and compact disk format
transfer of cassette tape to compact disk format clean up and enhancement
of recorded conversation, including removal of tape hiss, hums, background
noises and transcription of conversations preparation of cassette tape and/or
compact disk trial exhibits indexing relevant passages/portions of the recorded
media video editing for mediation purposes video editing for trial purposes
preparation of exhibits for mediation and trial.
Extensive civil and criminal trial and appellate experience, both
alone and as part of legal teams and both as prosecution (plaintiff) and
defense, in District Courts in Trinity, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Houston,
Angelina and surrounding counties including cases ranging from capital murder
to forcible entry and detainer, family law, collections, personal injury,
products liability, medical malpractice and deed restrictions.
Numerous video and audio presentations for mediation and trial. References
of judges, clients and other attorneys available upon request.
Stone Wall's Chief Recording Engineer brings over 16 years of recording
studio experience in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas in addition to working
with Travis Kitchens in forensic audio the last three years. A detailed resume
is available upon request. Reasonable rates and expedited service when necessary.
Grandparents Winning Custody of Grandchildren: A Grandparent's Story of Success
Neil and Gail Gallagher are winners in the fight to gain custody of your
grandchildren. They truly are the voice of the children. Because of their 4
year quest to protect their grandchildren, they know the legal obstacles and
challenges you may encounter along the way. They have been through the process
and pain and their story and struggles will inspire you to press ahead and never
quit in your quest for answers. In Gail's new book Grandparents Winning Custody
Of Grandchildren, you will find the information you need in your quest to rescue
Parenting at a Distance
As a bipolar mother I will never have custody of my children. That is the
hardest thing I had to accept. Parenting at a Distance helps me send them
activities that will help them remember me with some happy memories. I am
getting better and they are getting older. Some day there will be an opportunity
for us to sit together. I will tell them how much joy I found in putting
together their projects and I hope they will be able to tell me how much they
enjoyed my efforts. Really a good book. Meghan Morris --Letter to the publisher
Parenting at a Distance, has been a great resource for me. At first the mother
of my son didn't want to help me communicate with the kids. The fact that I had
a plan for contact with them and was consistent won her over. I think she gets
as much a kick out of the seeing what will be in the next package as the boys
do. Ken Richards --Weekend Fathers Newsletter Product Description
When the children in your heart don't live in your home, Parenting at a Distance
offers you interesting ways to stay in touch and keep the lines of communication
GrandsPlace is compiling a data base of support groups in each
state. If you live in Arkansas and can contact the Department of
Aging or any other resource that could send us information on
Support Groups for the state....please take the time to do this. It
would mean so much to the grandparents and special others searching
for support and friends locally.
National Coalition of Free
The Public Hearing Room includes testimony and speeches
before public bodies. This material provides excellent examples of how NCFM
is representing you. ...And, it demonstrates how you can get involved in
the political process in a meaningful way by joining in with NCFM. Publications
listed and summarized here are available through the U.S. mail. Topics include
effects of language on male behavior, discrimination against men in criminal
court and more.
The problems are many in bringing up our children alone,
contending with the emotional conflicts of divorce, never-married, separation
or widowhood. PWP Inc. is the only international organization that provides
real help in the way of discussions, professional speakers, study groups,
publications and social activities for families and adults. Through the
exchange of ideas and companionship, we hope to further our common welfare
and the well-being of our children.
Assemblies of God Marriage
Baptist Marriage Encounter
Episcopal Marriage Encounter
International Lutheran Marriage
Methodist Marriage Encounter
Roman Catholic Marriage Encounter
Seventh-Day Adventist Marriage
Marriage Encounter, is a weekend away from home, family and
responsibilities where in a comfortable, secluded environment a
couple is guided in the discovery of new techniques of communicating
and sharing with one another. It is not a retreat, but it is a
program designed to give couples the opportunity to examine their
lives together, their weaknesses and strong points, their attitudes
toward each other and toward their families. Couples are given the
opportunity to look at themselves, privately with their partner in
an honest, face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter.
is a weekend experience designed to help couples prepare personally and
as a couple for marriage. The focus is on the marriage, not on the wedding.
"A wedding is a day ... a marriage is a lifetime." Couples are shown communication
and decision-making techniques they can use throughout their lifetime together.
Engaged Encounter is specifically designed for quiet reflection and discussion
by each couple. It is a positive, simple, common-sense experience between
two people who are either seriously considering engagement, engaged or recently
married. At no time will the couple be asked to share their private experiences
with the group.
Killers & Boosters for Child Custody Cases
(Attitude Adjustment for Child Custody Case Litigants)
Advice is usually given by people without the real information
or life experience, with the right intention at the wrong time. With
this book you can take advice when you want it and ready to hear it.
You can act on what you have learned, mull it over or discard the
advice altogether without interference. This book will not allow you
to give the opposition power you might imagine but that they do not
really have or let you allow others to diminish the importance you
play in your children's lives. Divorce is never easy, this will help.
This book has been called 'Chicken Soup' for the Child Custody Case.
It will help a lot and it certainly can't hurt. This book is 5 1/2"
X 9" and has more than 1,700 entries.
If you believe another person is a threat to themselves or
someone else, please contact your local police department or any other relevant
- Please dial
911 for an emergency or contact your local Police Department.
Provides contact information for local Secret Service field offices.
Information on how to contact your local FBI office.
Provides information on how to contact the CIA.
1 Mimosa East Alton,Il. 62901
Nationally known fathers rights attorney's pro bono site. Information
based on Illinois law. Attorneys now in Cook County.
1764 Hampshire Ave, St. Paul, MN 55115
GrandFamilies of America
866-203-8926 x 8103
6525 Fish Hatchery Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Grandparents R Us
1748 Argyle Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92404
Grandparents Parenting Association
1181A Concord Road, Smyrna, GA 30080 email@example.com
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 2230 http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/
Thelma Lewis Foundation/GrandMa's Hands
Address: 994 Trestle Drive, Austell, GA 30106
Penn State Intergenerational Program
7A Ferguson Building, University Park, PA 16802
The National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 5213, Bethesda, MD 20892
National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights
School of Social Welfare,
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302-3995
Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters
22527 Crenshaw Blvd, Suite #200 B, Torrance, CA 90505
DNA and Drug Testing Services
8280 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941
NO BULLY website
This site is part of the Telecom/Police STOP BULLYING Campaign.
Spot and Bo are here to show you around the site. You can hang out with
Bo and his friends and play the No Bully game, and he's got lots of other
useful stuff for kids. Spot can help you to find out about support services
in your community and ways that adults can help kids to deal with bullying.
This site originates in New Zealand but addresses a world wide problem.
Telecom is the major sponsor of Police programs which help young New Zealanders
to avoid becoming offenders or victims of crime. The programs encourage
children and young people to act safely and confidently to protect themselves
and their property, and avoid drug abuse. Telecom supports the Police because
we recognize it is the responsibility of all New Zealanders to allow our
children and young people to grow up in a safe and healthy environment.
IRS Forms & Publications
The latest IRS publications and forms with instructions
for download in the various formats.
Law Enforcement Agencies
The Police Officer's Internet Director
American Psychoanalytic Association
The American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional
organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The Association
is comprised of Affiliate Societies and Training Institutes in many cities
and has about 3,000 individual members. We are a Regional Association of
the International Psychoanalytical Association.
Sunrise Institute of
Human Development 773-472-7221
P.O. Box 578570
Chicago, IL 60657-8570
Collaborative separation, divorce and post-divorce
counseling. Divorce and post-divorce relationship, custody, parenting
agreements, and relationship contract mediation services. Collaborative team
approach with emphasis on solution-focused, life-enabling resolution to an
oftentimes difficult life challenge. Couples of all lifestyles and
relationship structures welcome.
American Society of Addiction
4601 North Park Ave, Arcade Suite 101, Chevy Chase,
M.D. 20815 "The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating
physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism
or other addictions."
Center for Mental
Site includes; Search, What's New, Newsroom, Funding,
Kids Area, Español, Databases, Mental Health at HHS, Calendar, Publications,
Catalog, Mental Health Information, Professionals, Links and About CMHS
Children and Adults with
Attention Deficit Disorder
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785
CHADD Works To Improve the Lives of People
With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Through Education, Advocacy,
and Support. We the People, Building Partnerships Through Education, Advocacy,
Support and Research.
(800) 233-4050 or (301) 306-7070
We work to improve the quality of news and entertainment
media both for children and about children's issues.
Court Appointed Special
A safe, permanent home isn't something a child should
only dream about. Almost half a million children in the United States live
in foster care, meant to be a temporary haven. They have been removed from
their homes, not because they did anything wrong, but because they've
been abused or neglected.
One judge had an idea to help these children find a way into safe, permanent
homes more quickly. His idea was CASA.
National Association of Social Workers
IL-Inmate Population Search
Illinois Family Code
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