Child Custody and Visitation Resource Links

Family Law in the 50 States
The American Bar Association publishes charts summarizing the basic laws in each state. Chart 2 summarizes the current custody criteria for all 50 states.

U.S. State Department: International Child Abduction
This website is a U.S. Department of State guide for people whose children have been abducted by a parent and taken across an international border.

Children’s Rights Council
The CRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the idea that both parents should be involved in their children’s lives; the CRC provides free drop-off/pick-up centers for custody transfers.

Office of Child Support and Enforcement
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families helps to locate parents and enforce child support obligations.

National Electronic Child Support Resource System (NECSRS)
NECSRS is an Internet search engine that helps users rapidly access resources from the federal, state and tribal child support programs.

Child Custody: An Overview
Child custody overview and resources provided by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at the Cornell Law School.

Parents Without Partners
This international non-profit organization is devoted to addressing the needs of single parents and their children.

Medline Plus: Child Development
The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provide this overview of child development.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Child Development
This CDC website provides information on child development and encouragement for positive involvement in children’s lives.

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