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Family Law Resources

Family Law Tax Information

Financial Planning

Foreign Premarital Agreements

Official Websites to the California Courts and Legislature


Child Theft

Child Support

Domestic Violence

Family Law Resources

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Database of US court of appeals containing published and unpublished opinions, and published orders, updated daily

Government Departments
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

Federal Statistics
Through database of agency, and regional statistics

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

Government Circulars
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 -- Sale of Residence Tax Tips

IRS -- Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information-- Publication 501

Web Sites For All 50 State Courts
National Center for State Courts
This site provides links to judicial branches of each state

Federal and Tribal Court Related Websites

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

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
International resource for practicing matrimonial lawyers

Family Law Trial Institute
Register for upcoming family law lecture series

Organizations Of Interest

Military Law


Industry Research
IP Locator

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

Custody and Parental Kidnapping
Hague Conventions
International conference including a section on child abduction

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Domestic Violence
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

Valuation and Registration Of Assets

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

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

Appraisal Organizations

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

Management Solutions
Business Technology - Information Economy - Knowledge Management
Directory of links pertaining to the management of technology, information, and knowledge

Court TV
National daily updated court news, and criminal law resources

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

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

Entertainment Industry Web Sites


USA Today

New York Times

Los Angeles Times

The Wall Street Journal

The National Law Journal First in Legal News and Information

Lawyers Weekly

Air America Radio

Fox News

Huffington Post

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Economist

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

TIME Magazine


U.S. News & World Report

The Nation

National Review







Houston Chronicle

New York Magazine

New York Observer

Village Voice

Hollywood Reporter

Daily Variety

BBC News

BBC Audio

London Globe

The Scotsman

Helsingin Sanomat

Financial Times

Le Monde

Paris Match

Le Figaro

Radio France Internationale

Nice Matin

Agence France-Presse

Fraternite Matin (Cote d'Ivoire)

Manila Bulletin

Bangkok Post

Japan Times

South China Morning Post

Borneo Bulletin

Africa Intelligence

Irish Times

Canada Newswire


Northern Light


National Post (Canada)

Le Soleil (Quebec)

La Repubblica (Rome)

El Pais (Madrid)

Le Soir (Brussels)

RAI (Italy)

TVC (Catalonia)

Jerusalem Post

Korea Economic Daily

Saigon Times Daily

La Revue du Liban (Lebanon)

Daily Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Globo (Brazil)


AP Newswire

AP Newswire International

La Jornada (Mexico City)

La Nacion (Buenos Aires)

Caretas (Peru)

Russia Today

India Times

Samchar (India)

Central Europe Online

San Diego Union Tribune

Hamshahri (Iran)

LA Weekly

Beverly Hills Courier

Beverly Hills Weekly

Surf Santa Monica

La Opinion (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Business Journal

San Fernando Valley Business Journal

San Diego Business Journal

San Francisco Business Times

Chicago Business

South Florida Business Journal

New York Business

Boston Business Journal

Washington Post

PBS News

The Standard

San Jose Mercury News



International Herald Tribune


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.

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