CRC Legal Resources SectionThe CRC has conducted a great deal of research on governmental and legal documents to define child and parent rights, as well as statutes on parental kidnapping, same sex parenting. In addition, there is information detailing acts being passed in Congress and how the CRC is advocating for child and family friendly bills.  Here you will be able to find detailed information on the legal system including:

  • Selecting an attorney
  • Child support
  • Workings of the court

In this section you can find information that can help you with litigation.  This includes a helpful “Terms and Definitions” page that will go over useful terminology, an overview of the American legal system, information about how to hire and work with an attorney, how to represent yourself in court, the intricacies of providing testimony, a review of court orders, another of appeals and legal myths, an overview of family law, and many other useful pages.

Mediation and Arbitration

Mediation and arbitration are two possible alternatives to litigation.  They can prove to be just as effective, but far less costly, and far less vicious.  Over 80% of mediated divorces end in settlement.  By attempting to reach a resolution to the situation, the parties involved are empowered, and thus more likely to abide by the terms of the agreement.  These two alternatives remove the pressures of the courtroom and allow each party to be heard and hopefully understood by the other divorcee.  

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