Family Law

With nearly half of marriages ending in divorce, and the legal and social definition of family undergoing transition, courts are being called upon more than ever to intervene in human relationships. In order to reduce the detrimental effects on children, it is vital that judges and other professionals be continually informed about the latest developments in the field.

The NCJFCJ provides training and technical assistance about family law issues with an emphasis on the latest psychological, scientific, legal, and technological information affecting children, including custody, visitation, paternity, and child support for divorcing and never-married parents, as well as safe and appropriate alternative dispute resolution techniques and options for unrepresented litigants.

The NCJFCJ offers training, technical assistance, and publications focusing on the many challenging issues that family court judges and professional struggle with on a daily basis.