About Us

About The Children, LLC (ATC) is a parent advocate group with over a decade of collective experience with helping moms and dads – Nationwide – help themselves get the time they need and deserve with their children. Since 2009, ATC has helped over 60,000 individual families and parents help themselves to go to family court and get more time with their children.

We assist in helping parents obtain the necessary tools they need to navigate themselves successfully through the family court system. Helping parents receive the most time with their children is our priority.

Every parent should have the opportunity to be with their children, yet far too many parents are being denied of their rights to be part of their children’s lives. When problems arise between two parents, children are left in the middle, hurt, confused and being used as a bargaining chip – we want to help you if you are one of those parents.

Our organization is dedicated to helping you to address your family situation, whether you’re seeking more time as a parent, needing help with support issues, or looking for help with reconciliation.

We welcome you to dive in and read as much information related to your situation that may assist you in receiving your desired time with your kids and how to be a better parent.

If you need help RIGHT NOW regarding your children, Go to – www.AboutTheChildren.org

Feel free to contact us directly! (800) 787-4981

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Any information contained on this blog or its affiliates should not be considered legal advice, aboutthechildrenblog.com and aboutthechildren.org are not a law firm or attorneys. Any information included on this blog and its affiliates is public knowledge and free information. The circumstances, facts and examples discussed in any of this published content do not apply to all situations and should not be used in making legal decisions in a particular case. If you are seeking legal advice you should contact a local licensed family attorney that is experienced in family law.

240 comments on “About Us
  1. Doreen Frend says:

    Need to know what to do as grandparents, when our son has passed away, went to court for visitation, won weekly communication and 4 weekly visits per year, but daughter in law moved out of state and will not obey the court order at all!!

    • Hi Doreen,

      When were you last in court and received this order? Also, which state do you reside in and where is your daughter in law now and for how long has she been there with your grand child or children?
      Either way, most likely you should consider going back to court to try and get an updated court order for visitation since it sounds like your grand babies circumstances have changed.

      • The Mass Court should still retain jurisdiction in this matter, so going back to court is a good idea. Given the circumstances, you are in better standing for a modification, as ATC notes. Also, under the UCCJEA and under MO general law (I imagine – not licensed there, but almost all state laws are the same and all have adopted the UCCJEA), your Mass order can be “domesticated” in MO and enforced as a MO court order. Best of luck, Doreen.

        ATC, thank you for “liking” my rambling blog post the other day!

        Perrin

      • Thank you very much for this input.

  2. Doreen Frend says:

    we received the order in September, live in Massachusetts, and she moved to Missouri in June.

    • Hi Doreen,

      Was it this past September 2012 or September 2011 that you received the order? And, did she move to Missouri this past June?
      Since you are being denied visitation, additionally with a big change in circumstances, you should try to get back into court. We would like to help you do this so you can receive your visitations. Please contact us at http://www.aboutthechildren.org
      We look forward to hearing from you.

  3. brendayoder says:

    I am so glad you stopped by my blog because your site is exactly what many people I work with need. Thank you for your work, and it will be a great resource for families I work with.

    • Hi Brenda,

      Thanks for commenting. People with your expertise and experience are essential when supporting children and parents from all walks of life. Your blog site has a lot of helpful resources we can refer our members to when it comes to counseling.

  4. Thanks for checking out my blog and liking it! Ah, the joys of custody battles and parenting plans. I married my husband when his kids were 5, 7, and 13 and watched the entire horror show unfold…including a bid for custody that had the State of Washington declaring that it would be less detrimental to leave the kids in an abusive/neglectful situation than to take them away from Mommy (who was part and parcel of the neglect). Oy! My heart goes out to everyone dealing with this. Hang in there!

    • Hi Melissa,

      Glad to hear this issue is behind you. This is all we help parents with and hope they get the most time they can with their kids despite what ever circumstances they are in.
      We look forward to helping many parents in the years to come. Appreciate the comments.

  5. becky6259 says:

    Wow, this blog and an organization such as yours would have been such a valuable asset back when women had to pretty much duke it out in court themselves over child custody matters. There were lawyers — good ones if you had the money — but they often really didn’t identify with what a parent or child was going through in these situations. Wish you had been around when I was going through my “mess!” Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking my post!

    • The legal industry is in a shift right now. There are too many attorneys and the costs are still incredibly expensive pricing out a polarizing American society. I’m sure you are relieved to have this type of situation behind you. It’s a testimet to those who currently are affected similarly that there is hope and it will eventually be resolved with proper court action.
      Keep up the good posting and thanks your kind words.

  6. Wendy says:

    I had a child in Montana, April 2006 with a partner, but we never married. My son and I moved to California in 2007, and my former partner has not seen or contributed financially to our son. His name is on the BC, but there are no custody docs. I expect to marry within a year and my fiancee is considering adopting my son. Do I require custodial docs for this? Should I “let sleeping dogs lie”? Or should I formally file for Full Custody agreement? Neither my former partner nor I are seeking $, nor any status change. Thanks for any information.

    • Great question Wendy. Most states require a parent to have court ordered sole physical and legal custody of their child in order for another parent to legally adopt them. If you require help with this we can assist you in getting your documents in order. Also explore your options with an attorney, they may charge you alot though. Let us know if we can help you with anything else.

  7. prashlive says:

    Its really a great blog with lots of information. Nice work !!! Atleast people get directions after reading this blog.

    • Thanks for the compliment and dropping by. We are continuously producing more articles since this topic is very broad and many people require all the help they can get when dealing with an issue like this. Send any friends or family our way that may be dealing with a family court issue and we can try to help them.

  8. Jamie says:

    Thanks so much for your recent visit to my blog! You have quite an important mission and I will pass your site along to anyone I know who is in this type of situation. Wishing you much success!

  9. radhika25 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. Keep up the good work.
    Radhika

  10. Family law is a worthwhile pursuit but coupled with the formality and costs of lawyers and Court, it is a seemingly daunting task to get the job done. Supportive information such as this is one way to make a big difference to many.
    Anna Perry, Family law lawyer.

  11. Thanks for liking my post. Check out my website http://www.heritagemakers.com/makeityourown to see how you can make these things too. We have a great way to make sure kids all have storybooks too. It is call ” Tucked In ” It looks like you have a great cause, children are always forgotten in these situations.

  12. huntmode says:

    Thanks for stopping by. I was blessed when my parents divorced, both tried hard not to force us to defend one against the other and to keep their affairs as civil as possible – sometimes worked, sometimes didn’t. I am glad to know a resource such as yours exists for those who need assistance.

  13. Thanks so much for the “like” at my place. Love your work here. Keep it up!!

  14. gooseyanne says:

    As a retired Family Lawyer in the UK I applaud this Blog you must fulfil a great need.

    • Thank you for your compliment. Family law is an ever growing epidemic in the US, in the UK I’m sure you dealt with some strenuous cases in your time. Eventually we want to be positioned to help parents out in the UK to resolve their matters in court. For the time being, they can read updated material about general family law. Thanks for stopping by our blog.

  15. drybredquips says:

    Thanks for liking “dry’s preferred.” Keep up your great work.

  16. Thanks so much for visiting my blog – this is all very new and exciting for me, and I hope you’ll check out my posts again! I will send folks who may be in need of your information your way! Thanks again!! Shandra

  17. notatypicalmom says:

    Really honored to have you “like” my posts! Thank you!

  18. tracihaney says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. i thank you for the services you provide. There are so many children who get hurt in the process of separation and divorce. I will keep you in mind if I know of anyone who needs your services. Keep up the good work :)

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. You are doing incredible work here and I pray that God will guide all that you do to help troubled families out there. Keep it up!

    Warmest regards from the Philippines,
    Mary

  20. Thank you for the feedback for Daddy’s Hero: Anyone can build Lego. Hope you enjoy upcoming posts at http://www.earlythoughtsnow.com.

  21. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. That was encouraging to me. Your group has an incredible purpose, and I pray that it continues to help those families who need your services. Be blessed!

  22. Phil Canon says:

    Thanks for reading my blog. I could have used an Australian version of you a few years ago.

  23. Thank you for the kind words about my blog, The stats can be used to find organisations that have up to date stats for use as evidence for possible custody battles.
    http://patinthehat00.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/equal-parenting-stats-compiled-in-1992/.

  24. Thanks so much for coming by and liking my post! :)
    Blessings!

  25. mumstech says:

    Thanks for the visit to my blog and liking the post there. Your blog is very informative and I am sure it is a great resource for parents in need. At the end of the day, the right to be with your children is one that is fundamental, both for the parent and the child. I wish you continued success in your cause.

    • Appreciate the encouraging comment. Our hope is to help more parents adopt that mentality when dealing with these kind of issues. If you have any friends or family who are dealing with matters like this, feel free to refer them to our blog. Thanks again for your kind remarks!

  26. Thanks for liking my blog. Your blog looks like a great source of information for many people, and I know they appreciate your hard work. There is so much to be done in the world! And fortunately there are many people doing their best to improve all our lives. Thanks.

  27. Chere says:

    Thank you for your visit yesterday to my new mental health practice website,

    http://possibilitycounseling.wordpress.com/

    You’re to be commended for the work you are doing! Already today I have referred someone here in Washington State to you for help.

    Best wishes,

    Chere Clark
    Possibility Counseling
    Lakewood, Washington

  28. whatgoesbump says:

    It’s obivous to me what a valuable resource this is to people who want to play an active role in the lives of their children or grandchilden and establish the consistency that is so important to a child’s sense of security. ATC is clearly as concerned with caring for caretakers as it is for the wellbeing of children themselves.

    • Your words are well received, thank you for this. We strive to provide great service to parents as well as education of how to progress through family court. We cant please everyone, especially with these kind of issues, but in all cases attempt to support them as best we can. Please refer anyone you know to our blog or website if they require assistance with something like this. Keep up the good writing!

      • whatgoesbump says:

        I will do that. As a kindergarten educator, I realize that the importance of moving a child beyond transition and uncertainty cannot be understated. I am glad you all are here to assist with that process. If you would like any insight into the dramatic and rewarding life of an educator who works with children whose families are going through precisely what you aim to help with, I encourage you to read my blog at http://27with21children.wordpress.com/. Blessings.

  29. ljoneil says:

    Thank you for liking my post special from the womb. You might enjoy today’s post, Abide, also as it refers to the child in all of us as we seek to grow. I will mention your site to a friend who is in the midst of a child custody battle with three foster children. God bless your endeavors, lori

    • Thanks for your comment and referring your friend our way. Mostly with foster care and state situations, it complicates the overall issue at hand. We will support them with as much information and help we have available. We keep updated with your blog posts as well – thank you!

  30. ellengizmo says:

    I have a friend who is fighting in court right now to get to see her kids. I appreciate the help and support of groups like yours.

  31. Laughing Mom says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog so I could be introduced to yours! You provide a valuable service, (one I hope I never have to use).

    • We hope no parents have to go through issues such as these. However family disputes are far too frequent in our country and the rest of the world. Thank you for your comment, and please refer anyone you know to our blog if they require help with a family court related problem.

  32. writewizard says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m so glad to see a blog with topics such as yours which are so very needed. Thank you for sharing information and knowledge with others who are struggling through difficult life situations. There is so much to learn about court procedures, visitation and custody issues, it is often overwhelming.

    • Thank you for saying this. Let us know if you have any ideas on related topics we should invest in. We’d like to help parents with all the resources available to them who are going to family court or who should consider it to get their situations resolved.

  33. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post :-). Having a look around your site, it looks like a great resource – my mum could have done with it 30 years ago :-). Keep up the great work! fx

  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like good things are happening here. All the best!

  35. Wow-what a great site! These are excellent resources and informative articles.

    Thank you for liking my most recent post, “We Are Family”, on http://www.justonethingeachday.wordpress.com, and I invite you to check out some of my other posts that relate to divorce and its aftermath on my other blog at http://www.kristijojedlicki.wordpress.com. My husband and I have 2 daughters (ages 11 and 10) and divorced last year after 18 years of marriage. We pride ourselves on having had an amicable divorce and remain on excellent terms w/one another, and our mission is to be the best ex-spouses and parents ever. We may be divorced and live in 2 separate homes, but we are, and always will be, a family. I understand that every situation is unique and that every divorce is not as mutually amicable, but I hope to show a different side of it, especially how learning to be excellent ex-spouses benefits the children involved. There is hope, and there is life after divorce.

    • Based on what you said, you have had one of the most positive approaches I have heard of how to live through a divorce. Its excellent that you mutually act towards being amicable and peaceful with one another as you continue to raise your children. Certainly not an easy thing to do in the least. I’m sure you have other tips you can share with parents who are going through their own divorces who can benefit from your blog. Will definitely check it out, thank you!

  36. Thanks for liking my post! Very serendipitous; have a friend divorcing c a child and your blog appears to be very informative . . . will pass along!

  37. Thanks for visiting Grannys Pantry and liking. Great blog here that is doing good work helping people when they need it most.

  38. dhonour says:

    Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to like my post, The Sound of Silence. It’s a funny place, this ‘blog-o-sphere’ where you find yourself clicking and navigating around a virtual world finding yourself reading all sorts of articles on topics you weren’t even aware you were interested in before a random click brought you there. What you are doing here is a wonderful service. I wish you all the best and hope you continue helping others!

  39. rebeccavt says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, Enlightenment in Every Day, and liking my post! I have forwarded your blog to my son who, unfortunately, has to deal with issues such as these in your blog. What a great service you’re doing!

  40. isabellencm says:

    Really great page with lots of information, keep it up !!

  41. My former son-in-law has his daughter almost five every other weekend. She goes to pre-school where the children are very friendly and have birthday parties very often. When he has her, he refuses to take her to these parties- they last an hour and a half-all local. The teacher has told my daughter all the kids chatter about the parties on Monday and our little one is left out. My daughter has even suggested that she take her to a party and return her to hIm yet he refuses.Is there anything that can be done?
    Thanks for any advice. It’s probably hopeless and she’ll get over the disappointments as she grows up.

    • Good questions.
      When your former son-in-law has his daughter for his visitation, he has the responsibility to care for her, which includes how the time is spent. Understand how she is missing out on some parties with her friends at times, there really isn’t much to be done about that. It can certainly be requested, as with anything, in the court of law to amend a court order with any stipulation, but a request like that a judge typically wouldn’t order. I know that probably isn’t the answer you want to hear in this situation, however the truth is it’d be difficult to pass that in court as well as cost some money just for the process. If there are other variables going on with domestic violence or doing poorly in school, those are serious things a judge should be notified about. Thank you for looking out for your daughter and granddaughter. Please send your daughter to us if issues I just mentioned arise and we see how we can help her.

  42. Thank you. I’ll definitely give her name to you for future advice.

  43. OOPS! I’ll give your name to her.

  44. Children don’t understand the importance of the one-on-one time between a child and parent and probably won’t until they have their own. The friends and community, around her, are not what is important for her long-term growth, their parents and their parents choices are. Parents are the only thing in life, other than God, that are part of there their life forever. Unless the parents use the time wisely to interact with their children, the children will get lost in the same crowd they had to go to that party with. Party, that word, said by itself, when they’re 16 and out till 2am, has a bit of a different tone now, doesn’t it. The children NEED to learn how become, by associating with both parents, to learn rights “and wrongs” from both parents(providing they are fit), not other children. The statistics show, the more time a parent spends with a child, the better that child grows, into adulthood.

  45. Thank You for liking my post!! :-)

  46. Dave says:

    May you help bring some peace to many families. Thank you for stopping at my blog

  47. Victoria says:

    What a brilliant blog! Helpful, informative and supportive in so many ways.

  48. Emergency here. Ex son-in-law just sent my daughter by certified mail, a letter stating he plans to take their five year old to Disney World, FL for a week. She’s in preschool and that’s not her spring vacation. Daughter is very upset that he’s made plans w/o asking permission. Daughter has primary care of precious child. Anything she can do? HELP!

    • As long as your daughter has a custody order in place legally stating she is the primary care-giver she can make any decisions regarding her daughter. Currently your granddaughter is very young, if your daughter hasn’t gone to court to get these stipulations in place, it would be wise for her to do so. If you have other questions please let us know. Hope this info helps in the mean time.

  49. Thank you. I’ll tell her and see what happens.

  50. sandrabranum says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. There are so many parents and children that need your help. Wish you’d been around in the 70s (when my sister’s son was stolen) and the 80s when my aunt lost visitation rights to her grandchildren.

  51. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my posts. You have an interesting blog and stories, I look forward to exploring and learning more. Sharing parental rights and visits is too important not to defend. Good luck in your efforts to educate and help others.
    PrepareTCO

  52. Thank you for for stopping by my blog and liking my post at postadoptionlife. Thank you for all that you do to help kiddos their caregivers. I worked as a paralegal for many years. This information is needed by so many!

  53. Thank you for liking some of my posts! You all are doing important work.

  54. saudagar says:

    When problems arise between parents, and children are left in the middle, hurt, confused,… – The Children LLC

    I agree with the statement. For me divorce should always be the last option. I heard a lawyer said before in a talk about divorce, “No matter which of the parents win the custody, it’s always the children who lose”. Every children wants a happy family, and even grown-ups never wish for their old parents to separate. However, I believe every decision has a good reason for it. If divorce is the only option left, so there is nothing we can do. But always keep in mind to care about your children’s feelings and what’s the best for them.

    And keep it up The Children LLC. Every parents and children have the right to see and spend time with each other.

  55. fgassette says:

    Your blog is very informative and much needed!

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  56. Rad change says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking some of my posts!

  57. Poke N Grits says:

    thanks for stopping by Poke n grits! I am really enjoying reading your blog! Cherie’

  58. Great blog. Thank you so much for the like on my post about counseling and medication. :)
    How did you come across my blog ?

  59. Vinny Grette says:

    The work you’re doing is so important. Best of luck!. I’m about the children, too, but in a specific area — I want kids to learn how to eat for good health. And I want kids and their families to love the food they eat! I’m hoping stories attract their interest, and taste wins the day. :)

  60. Thank you for stopping by and liking our post. Your blog is really great! Keep up the good work!

  61. Mrs H says:

    Thanks for the like and visit :)

  62. Surviving Me says:

    Thanks for the like and the visit. I know someone currently that your blog can help so I am going to pass the information on. Thanks again!

  63. silverlime says:

    Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog “tooth fairy”. I’m glad to see the blog like yours that cares about the children. Because the children are our future. Cheers, silverlime

  64. Pet Sitter Diaries - Pacific Tales says:

    Thanks much for the like.

    I don’t have children, but your site looks like a wonderful resource. I will keep it mind for my friends.

    With Warm Aloha,
    Pam

  65. pishnguyen says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the “like” on my recent post. I appreciate it very much.

    Your blog is wonderful! There are so many resources on here and so much information that, otherwise, would be difficult for parents to find at one of the most heart-breaking and challenging times in their lives. Thanks for providing such a needed service!

    • We appreciate your supportive words. please refer any friends or family our way that may require this kind of assistance. No parent should be in the dark when it comes to family court issues involving their children.

  66. Cyn says:

    Thank you for “liking” my “Why Are You Crying” post. Very informative blog that I’ll definitely share and pass along.

  67. Hi and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and liking one my posts! Thank you for the work you do to help parents and children get through what can be a very challenging time. I know how difficult it can be from first-hand experience to be a child in the middle of a divorce. You are a great resource and keep up the wonderful work!
    Many Blessings,
    Hannah

  68. Thanks so much for the “like” on my blog. It is much appreciated!

  69. gemmautting says:

    Greetings – likewise, thank you for noticing my blog entries about “The 5 Most Common Back to School Problems (and how to solve them!)” I appreciate know you are out there doing good work with families and shall enjoy learning more about your work. Warmly, Gemma

  70. cheribe says:

    Thank- you for stopping by my blog and liking it. I directed a Childcare for years and saw the devistation of custody battles first hand, and it never always end with just the parents. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, caregivers and especially the children , are hurt through the entire process when things get put of hand. Thank-you for the work you are committed too.

    • Thank you for this. Our goal is to help prevent future endeavors from occurring within broken homes, and support the kids by educating their parents on how to be prepared to protect their rights legally so they can continue to raise their kids without interruption.

  71. Veerle says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my posts. You’re doing great work! All the best in the future.

  72. .
    Thanks for the like and for visiting :-).

    This seems like such a wonderful and valuable resource. I wish you continued success with it

  73. orsiphoto says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. Much appreciated :)

  74. Amy Pirt says:

    Thanks for the like! I agree with you about parental rights, but I don’t think they’re God-given.

    Amy

  75. askirtaweek says:

    I am glad you stopped by my blog so I could know you and your information is out there. While my blog is not specifically about divorce and issues related, I am divorced with children and I write sometimes about parenting, and courage. It was nice to have you think what I write is “likeable”. Thanks.

  76. Many thanks for the like on Montessori!
    I will pass along your blog to a friend who is going through this right now. Much appreciated.

  77. ne0mag1c says:

    Hi, thanks for the “like” on my Purification oil post. Your blog has really opened my eyes to the heartbreak that custody battles can bring. The passion you have to bring good to others from your own experiences is so genuine. I wish you all the best in your endeavours to bring about good outcomes and healing to families. Neo xxx

  78. Thank you for liking my post on family questions/interviews pertaining to my masters’ thesis. I hope you come again sometime!

  79. lmlebeck says:

    What a wonderful blog. I have been through this myself,and my best friend is going through it now. I will share this with her!

  80. bobcomeans says:

    Knowledge is power. Thank you for providing both.

  81. newbloggycat says:

    Howdy, thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my post.

  82. Thank you for advocating for Children. They are our future and we need to pay a little more mind to what is best for them, not ourselves.

    • Very well said. Adults should start being adults, sometimes that comes easier than others, but we should definitely encourage every parent to be responsible and compelled to parent their children. Thanks so much for this comment!

  83. newbloggycat says:

    Hello, thanks for dropping by again and liking my post.

  84. Wisdom7 says:

    I’m glad to know that someone is out there trying to help.

  85. pieterk515 says:

    Just have to thank you so much for every like on my blog…Truly appreciated. Keep up the good work!

  86. BigMommaRei says:

    Thank you so much for liking my blog! I’m honored to have an organization such as this would have enjoyed my writing. Thank you again and I look forward to exploring your page more! :)

  87. Thank you for dropping by Malcolm’s Corner and liking ‘Parents of Teenagers Know Why Animals Eat Their Young.’ Your blog is a great resource that I will return to.

  88. Thank you for your encouraging “like” on my blog.
    From reading your “about us” you are doing wonderful things for helping to keep much needed stability (in both the parents’ and the childrens’ lives) in families undergoing great struggles. May the Lord bless your ministry.

    • We appreciate very much your support. Parents have to constantly be encouraged to stand up for themselves and fight for their kids. We hope we can support one parent at a time to take a larger step to be a parent in these cases.

  89. bobcomeans says:

    Chaos comes in many forms. Thanks for creating some order and for the like on my stories.

  90. Thank you for dropping by Malcolm’s Corner and liking ‘Parents of Teenagers Know Why Animals Eat Their Young’.

  91. Thank you for dropping by “Honey.” I just reread your “About” page. What a noble cause you have set for yourself.

    • Thank you! Families will continue to grow and expand numerically as time goes on. We hope to be a small part of supporting them to do the right thing and be parents to their kids even when the other parent is not agreeable. Kids require the parenting of a mom and a dad. Appreciate your support!

  92. rachsharp says:

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my humble little blog on A Square Peg in a Round Hole. I wish my parents had more resources like yours on hand when it came to my brother and his custody fight for his children. Sadly he lost his kids to a drug addict girlfriend and it was a catalyst to him losing his fight for life. I will be sure to keep your page in mind when I hear of people needing assistance in this matter. Thank you for what you do!

    • Sorry to hear about your brother’s situation. He is not a failure, and he certainly can still be a father to his children. Even if his ex cuts off all communication, the act of him continuing to make all attempts of contact will mean the world to his kids when they are grown. We understand how treacherous dealing with a manipulative ex can be.
      We appreciate your support, and we’ll be happy to help any parents you send our way.

  93. thaibebop says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Looks like you do important work here.

  94. lesliesholly says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking a post. My husband is an attorney and I am his assistant, and we do lots of child custody matters. Your blog is very interesting.

  95. This is a wonderful tool for deserving parents to have access to.Fortunately my battle was fought twenty years ago and I had the opportunity to raise my son in a healthy environment. God bless you and the work you do.

    • I’m sure your healthy parenting is bearing positive fruit now with grown children. We hope many more parents will get the chance to do the same for their kids in the years to come. Appreciate your comment and support!

  96. supremeicon says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog :) and for helping parents as you do. It is a hard job I’m sure!

  97. Anika says:

    Thanks for stopping over at my blog and liking it. Kids do get the short end of the stick when adults get into any mess, whether divorce or war. As a kid of divorced parents, I know how important your work is. Keep at it!

  98. sherrimatt says:

    Thank you very much for visiting and liking my new blog, I do so appreciate the support. Anything that sees to it that children are looked after, protected and advocated for has my vote.

  99. MojoFiction says:

    Having gone through a divorce several years ago, with a young child involved, I appreciate your cause. Keep it up!

  100. institutanca says:

    Thank you for Visisting My Blog !!!! Great Purpose and Mission which I think it is very Helpful for people in USA !!! I am from Canada and Thanks God No Family Problems !!! Keep it up , it is a Great Cause !!!

  101. Hello. I’m very interested in learning more about your organization. I’m a former child welfare attorney, victims right advocate and special education teacher. Looking forward to your posts!

  102. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Great work you do here.

  103. SomerEmpress says:

    Thanks for checking out “The Power of Magic” at my blog and making me familiar with your wonderful blog. Be well!

  104. listerlegs says:

    This blog is great! Normally I wince when I see any non-state family court/child custody resources, since they’re often thinly-veiled instructions on how one gender/generation can hurt another. I’ve read a few different posts from here now, and it really IS about the children, isn’t it? Please keep informing people. An impartial resource like this is incredibly rare.

    • Thank you very much for your kind words. We believe in the cause of informing parents as best as possible on family court issues like this. Parents need to learn how to fight for their kids. Our future generations depend on proper parenting and positive development into adulthood. We appreciate your support!

  105. ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

  106. stephreeves says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog post on Parental Guidance. Looks like you’re doing really great work. Keep it up!

  107. seldombites says:

    Awesome blog. It’s nice to see someone standing up for parents for a change. Thanks for stopping by,

  108. Thanks for coming by my blog. You are doing a good job here – there are so many children out there who need a stable home and their parents. Keep up the good work!

  109. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the like on my post about perfectionism. It is important to children to have caring parents in their lives. Keep up this needed work.

  110. CrazieTown says:

    Thanks for the LIKE! Amazing work you are doing.

  111. John C. says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts. As a new “blogger”, it means a lot that you took the time. Please feel free to stop by again to see any new content and maybe even subscribe. I am going to take some time and venture through your blog…I like what I have seen so far. Blessings to you and all who are involved in this cause.

    Grace and Peace,
    John.

  112. jasemerald says:

    Very interesting. One comment from a child advocate, I would lose the God given right thing. Anyone may have the right to reproduce but NOT everyone should parent. I would say the 14th amedment states that and not God. God may provide the ability, but does that mean those of us that don’t have the ability to birth a child don’t have the right to parent? Or is it that all people have the right to adopt? I am not sure what that is all about. Other than that I love your blog and think that it is in the best intrest to maintain parental relationships where those are healthy and stable in the developtment of the child. There is something to be said about nature but there is something to be said about nurture. Anytime a parental relationship interferes with the best intrest of a child, the parental “right” should not be considered.
    I look forward to reading more.

  113. hixbitz says:

    I appreciate your liking my “mom, feminist” post. My wife and I adopted our gang of four. We realize that parenting comes in different flavors and there are options for those who are unable and/or unwilling to take the task on. The real focus should be the children!

  114. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the like, keep up the good work.

  115. jagworks says:

    We are presently going through the terrible abduction of grandsons to another country. The pain and the cost at so many levels is unbelievable. Thanks for your work. Jullian

    • Naturally, I’m sure you’ve contacted local police about a kidnapping situation. How are the biological parents involved right now? A person’s actions certainly affect everyone involved and not just themselves. As a concerned grandparent its more difficult to go through the usual channels to get matters like this resolved. Hopefully, you have an established relationship with the child or children involved, so the state (if they are involved) can have a suitable home to resort to for caring for them. Best of success!

  116. christineeli says:

    I am very sad to say that child services put my son into foster care and allowed his school teacher to be his foster parent when he was seventeen years old. He passed away at twenty. They told me the cause of them putting him into foster care is I did not make an apropriate plan for him and that is nonsence.

    He allegedly killed himself by overdose. I suppose their plan was better?.

  117. ReDiscover says:

    You’re providing something very valuable here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my article.

  118. leahlindeman says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Your page has insightful knowledge.

  119. keriomi says:

    Thanks for liking my post, I’m grateful for your must needed presence. Blessings & Light.

  120. Thanks for connecting, keep up the good work. I like your blog and mission.
    Audrey

  121. gwen07 says:

    Thanks for liking my SEED TIME post at gwensworld. You appear to provide a terrific service – as a teacher of high school English for 22 yrs. I came across many students caught in parental cross-fire in divorce situations. Also, I got a bird’s eye view of some really terrible parenting and a view of weak-willed administrators afraid of advocating for the child because of the family’s high standing in the community. That said, all this knowledge didn’t help with my own child who apparently needed more “seed time.” Adolescence is a most trying time and I had to keep the “this too shall pass” phrase in the forefront of my mind as I witnessed the roller-coaster emotions of my son. At 25, he’s becoming the son I raised – and that makes me happy. Thanks for the work you do to help other parents and I will pass this site along to a few parents who can use the support.

    • Thank you for sharing. Its a good encouragement to others who will read your comment and the truth within it. Usually, those who are outside of the family circle of problems are the ones who best see what’s really transpiring. No form of prestige or influence can cover up or stop all negative repercussions of bad parenting. hopefully for those parents that you mentioned realize this, and will or are making adjustments. Keep supporting those around you, encouraging them to stand their ground and do whats right, even if its the most difficult thing to do sometimes. Thank you for your support and forwarding our blog to those you believe can benefit from the information. Great to meet you here on wordpress!

  122. malctg says:

    Hi aboutthechildren. Thank you so much for liking my poem ‘ The Evacuees’. I really appreciate you calling by. Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

  123. beegee10 says:

    thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for the like on my post. i’m glad to have found your site, as my oldest son is in the part-time custody of his daughter here in Texas. also as a teacher, i see too often the harm and struggles divorced parents inflict on their children. thank you for the work you do.

    • Sure thing! Feel free to refer your son to our blog for any helpful tips as he goes through this situation. I mentioned to another teacher yesterday that they have a good outside perspective in observing these conflicts back and forth between two separated parents and their kids. Keep supporting your kids as best you can. Biological and classroom.

  124. alisonkrd says:

    Thank you so much for liking my blog withlovefromromania. Most of what I write about is all about the children too. We at http://www.volunteerromania.co.uk don’t have parents fighting over their children, sadly the children have been orphaned abandoned or shunned by society because they are differently-abled. We do what we can to get temporary parents to show them love You might also like http://withlovefromromania.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/what-lies-behind-the-smile/ the story of one little girl left behind.

    with love from Romania x

    • Thank you for this Alison. Great post thanks for sharing. You also keep up your great work. All children need to be shown love, and be connected with parents who can provide genuine love is crucial to their upbringing.

  125. Claudia, Solange, Francine...whatever works for you says:

    Your organization is doing such important work. The meaningfulness of what you do I suspect helps balance the difficulty, pain and separation you witness that is driving the need for what you have to offer. How fortunate for families in need of your content that you are committed to sharing your expertise. Thank you for the ‘Likes’ on my content. Parenting–even in non-separated households, where the bonds of partnership are quite strong–is a path defined by almost constant shifts and some not-so-pleasant surprises. It is my hope that as we travel through the labyrinth of our current transition my record of it may provide encouragement to others who may be wandering through a similar landscape, also taxed and often afraid.

  126. Thanks for the like on my post “on enjoying the win” – really appreciate the encouragement and community. Be well!

  127. vonhonnauldt says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking “Not My Kid!” I read some of the replies and looked at one of the other blogs. Never having gone through such turmoil, I can’t imagine what it must be like. Your work is invaluable in such situations. Thanks, again.

  128. beebeesworld says:

    Thanks for your support in reading my blog beebeesworld

  129. iamwillwhite says:

    Like many, I’m glad your organisation exists. Keep up the good work.

  130. mvchandola says:

    At the initiation of my divorce, my spouse made false allegations of child molestation and domestic violence against me. These allegations resulted in my having to undergo supervised visits for almost one year. Although the parenting evaluator found the allegations to be false, she also found that I was so obsessed by the allegations that I could not take adequate care of my daughter. She also found that my call into an investigation into the charges was proof that I put my own needs before my daughter’s needs. On top of all of this she disregarded her own psychological testing which indicated that my former spouse may have serious mental health issues and disregarded evidence that my former spouse and her mother had manipulated witnesses into providing the parenting evaluator and the court with false information. After all of this, the court still ended up following the parenting evaluator’s recommendation to a large extent.

    The Court also severely restricted the grandparents (my parents) time with their only granddaughter for the bizarre reason that the court wanted me to learn to parent on my own even though I had been parenting on my own! There are some major civil rights groups which are appalled by both the false allegations and absolutely unnecessary restrictions on the grandparents.

    • Well, you know what the real truth is in this situation. Its very unfortunate that the parental evaluator withdrew her own recommendation resulting in a corrupt court hearing. Without revisiting everything that has happened, what you may want to consider going back to court and ask for a change to your order. Depending on the last time you were in court if it was more than 6 months ago, you should be able to make a request without it being an appeal. Also, any parenting classes that they have ordered you take should be completed as well. We understand your frustration in this matter. All we can do is move forward, and hopefully we can support you more as you seek resolution to this issue and be able to receive the ordered time with your daughter.

  131. skirunga says:

    Thanks for liking my blog. I appreciate. I am far away in Kenya but your work is very relevant even in our setting. Keep it up.

  132. Hello ATC. We will be publishing a book to help parents protect their rights and their children’s rights. Book should be out in less than a couple of weeks. You can get previews and snippets from blog and facebook page. Blog is at http://fixfamilycourts.blogspot.com/ and if you Like our page you can follow along as our community grows and we can refer parents to your page. https://www.facebook.com/FixFamilyCourt. We will be switching over to our WordPress webpage after I get all of the tools figured out. I have listed that below in your details page.

    • Hi Sherry,

      Your book looks very interesting! I just liked your fb page to follow with the rest of the developing community. Will you be having the book be available for digital download for smartphones, tablets, and kindle fire?
      We would love to be able to offer your book to our members too. Maybe once you get your site up and live we can discuss the idea.

      Great work Sherry, keep it up!

      ATC

  133. Jimmy M says:

    OK this is my problem I have a one year old boy by a mother of two. She has a kid by me and a kid by another guy. Her oldest son which is four stays with her parents and our one year old stays with her. We are not married so as of now she has all rights and say so of my child. I want to change that because I think it would be best if our son was raised by me. Me and her been together for almost two years since late March of 2011 till now but we recently separated. The first year that our son was born which was Feb.25 2012 we stayed with my parent which is his grandmother. I paid for rent for us to stay there and I bought all his needs except for food because she receives food stamps. She never worked anywhere or graduated from school also in the year we stayed with my mother her 4 year old which was 3 at the time stayed there almost 8 months. Then he moved in with her parents why I don’t know . She got a place in a housing project and had both the kids on the lease and me on there this was Feb.8 2013. I paid the rent and all the bills still proving all the cost of needs for my son. Well recently we got into a big fight she took me off the lease and kicked me out so I got to find another place and she want let me see my son. This to much to type down I’m getting lost in all of this but what can I do.

    • Hi Jimmy,

      Thank you for sharing. As a quick reminder we are not a law firm so please do not consider this legal advice, but general information that pertains to situations very similar to yours.

      Do you have records of all the bills and rent you have been paying since she kicked you out and took you off the lease?
      This kind of thing happens quite often unfortunately, unmarried couples have a child, they separate and never go to court to get any kind of formal order in place. Without a court order stating specific parenting or visitation time, and custody stipulations, one parent can continue to call the shots.
      In order to protect and enforce your rights as a father, the best answer is to get to family court and get an order signed. This is the primary way we assist parents who are in your similar situation. How far do you live from your child right now? What kind of hours do you work? Think about how often you want to see your child on any given week.
      When you’re ready to look into going to court to address this, you can contact us directly. Please continue to review other posts on our blog, as I believe the information will be beneficial to you as you go through this situation.

  134. My2angelsmom says:

    I just need an honest answer and opinion,my husband abandoned me last year on june,for another woman he mets online,now i got my kids since oct,2012 and since havent got any financial support for my 2 kids he lives out of state so now i wanted to have my kids full custody he hasnt send any help so i file for C.S. and its taking a long process,now we are on welfare to provide roof over my kids head and my ex hubby say he will take my kids away and he file for child custody etc,so is he saying that he can file C.C without any court order or arent suppossed to be both of us need to be present in court,pls help what can i do,???i wanna be free from that psycho man??and im protecting my kids because he is suicidal and i have proof on that incase he denied it help me what should i do?

    • Hi My2angelsmom,

      Do you have a current order in place for custody or are your children just living with you since their father left the state?

      Its important that you are able to provide for your children. Yes, that can be difficult when having to parent, but if you want to have custody of your children you cant rely solely on child support. You certainly can ask the court for custody without representation from an attorney since family court relies on facts and circumstances. If you can prove that you’re a more fit parent than a judge typically will grant your request.
      Think about what you want to do or how to proceed at this point. You will want to do whatever you can to get your affairs in order if you want to pursue full custody. We have a lot of information on our blog that discusses specifically about how to do that.

      Hope this helps for the time being.

  135. Amanda says:

    I live in Harris County Texas. I have joint custody of my daughter, that gives me the right to choose where my daughter goes to school, therefore obviously, where my daughter and I live, as long as I’m in the Harris, and surrounding counties. My daughters father has withdrawn my child from her school with a temporary order stating that my daughter was in imminent danger, also a restraining order against me from coming around the father, since he knew how I would react to what he was doing, and at that point, I had not been served any paperwork warning me of what he was up to. We went to court on Nov 27th, with more than sufficient proof that I had not abandoned my daughter, as the father was accusing me of. His lawyer demanded a hair follicle test from me, and yes, I passed that test as well. His lawyer stated that they were willing to mediate during that court session. Since then, my lawyer had me meet with, and pay my part of the fee to the mediator, however, the father, and his lawyer have not contacted her at all. This is so that I can have custody of my daughter throughout the holidays, while waiting for the custody modification on Jan 8th. I have already caught my lawyer in a few lies, as to how she has been handling my case, I haven’t seen my daughter in 44 days now, and no one seems to be forcing this judge to give my daughter back to me, since I have passed all tests of rebutting everything that the father has accused me of. I just received an email from the mediator, stating that she will not be able to handle, my case, since neither of the attorneys have done what they agreed to do in front of the judge, and she will be out on vacation next week for the holidays. Is there anything at all that I can do this week to get this issue pushed through the family courts, to get my daughter back home where she belongs, before the court date, and please tell me what I can do for myself, and my daughter once we go to court. I have her principle, vice principle, and school counselor that need to be subpoenaed, as they are witnesses to my daughters emotional state pry to the father taking her, as well as lies that were taking place during the process. I also have a dear friend of our family that is a child advocate, that wants to testify on our behalf. I have plenty of witnesses that were in mine, and my daughters presence during the time that the father is claiming that I abandoned her. Considering what the father has done, I am to the point, that on Jan 8th, I want him to have only supervised visits, and I want sole custody of my daughter. Since my funds are now practically depleted, I am desperate for any way at all to help myself and my daughter.

    • Excellent questions Amanda, even better that you’re reaching out for help in exploring your rights as a parent. The main thing to remember, and what you’ve already been doing on your own, is to gather as much information about the situation as possible. In any family court case such as this, the more evidence and information about the whole problem you have, the better. Although we are not a law firm and can’t give you legal advice, the good new is that you don’t need legal advice to get this issue resolved. What you need is a court order signed by a judge that outlines some kind of parental schedule and upholds your rights you have to your daughter. We can help you get the right paperwork together to file for a family court case such as this. Read through our blog for other related material and give us a call so we can discuss how we can help you get the time you need with your child.

      (800) 787-4981

  136. Michael says:

    It’s been 6 years since we’ve seen my brothers son. The mother of his son seems to be hiding from us. But we were the ones who moved out of state for financial and other personal reasons. Things are finally falling back into place and we want to try and make arrangements to see my nephew but we can’t even get in contact with his mother. Its a complicated situation, I don’t even know all the details. But what steps can we start with to be able to see my brothers son? Thank you

    • Hi Michael, thanks for writing in to us. We can’t give you any legal advice on this particular issue because we’re not a law firm. From what I’ve seen our office and from hearing people’s testimony on their own cases, the situation has to be pretty extreme to make a legal custody issue out of it in your kind of situation. Some kind of constructive discussion needs to be facilitated in some form so that the root of the problem can be exposed and everyone can get along. As I stress in a lot of my posts, it really does come down to communication. Voicing concerns, establishing parameters and hearing everyone’s perspective on the issue. Most of life’s problems can be solved in a diplomatic fashion. Please keep following our blog for more information on related family court topics. Thank you.

      (800) 787-4981

  137. Joy says:

    My name is Joy. I have a 10yr old son. His father and I split almost 10yrs ago. We went to court in 2006. Est paternity. In 2007 est child support. In 2008- present we have been back and forth to court. He is married now with 4 children. I haven’t had any more. During those years when we went to court it was over visitation. He wanted to see him as much as me. But it was est that I have physical custody of our son. In 2012 an order was signed into place that we have joint legal custody but I have full physical custody and final decision making over our son. He agreed. As of last year the order was violated by him once. It was extreme. The police became involved. I went to court to get a modification of visitation because if the violation. It was Apr 2013. By Aug 2013, I found out from my son father that he was evicted from his home. This was about 2 weeks before our court date to have a modification and discuss the violation. I went to court alone and had it dismissed because I felt bad for his father. :/ it was a mistake because by Christmas of this last year (2013) I found out from our son that he was begin disciplined in a manner that was deemed corporal punishment in my state of residence.
    As soon as I found this out, I expressed to his dad the fear I had and how upset I was to hear of someone doing something to our son. I explained that because if this I think visitation should be stopped til this is figured out. He became irate and didn’t understand what was going on. The northeast had the largest snow fall this new year so his father said that because of the weather he won’t come and pick him up. I went to court in the snow to file to have visitation suspended or terminated until what was told was investigated.
    As of now. Because of my son father and his anger, I suggested that he not spend the night at his place anymore until we figure something out. I felt a sense of wrong by not letting him see his. Son. So, on record, I have denied visitation with his father once. All other visits since New Years was close or almost close to normal visits. I as a mother was afraid for my son going to a home in which a stranger was having him do militant activities as a form of discipline; I.e. Standing with arms straight up for close to a half hour. He use to come home and his shoulders hurt and I never understood why until the one night after Christmas that my son told me in confidence what happened to him.
    I’m stuck in a hard place now. His father threatened to press charges against me and has already filed a police report on me.
    I’m waiting to see a judge in March about what is going on. I am also looking for legal representation in regards to me denying him visitation rights.

    I am afraid of what might happen to me. I don’t want to g to prison. Can that happen. And also did I make the correct choice by not allowing my son one visit without his father?

    • Hello Joy, all good questions. While we can’t give you legal advice on this issue, we can help you prepare the documentation you would need to bring to court to get your story in front of the judge in order to obtain a court order for custody or visitation. It sounds like you already have a court order but it needs to be modified due to the father’s recent behavior towards you and your son. Please contact us to find out how we can help you with this issue.

      (800) 787-4981

  138. john says:

    I believe in 2010 we had a judge sign our visition guidlines. Its monday-4-7andwednesday4-7 and every other sat.from 4-7. I live in muskegon michigan. My daughter Is 4 almost 5. And now on mondays she has gymnastics so we get her only on wed and every other sat for an extra 2hours. Would like to have her overnights so we put in for a change. Would like to have her tues and thurs. 4-7 and everyother weekend fri to sun. She has never stayed the night. I live with my parents still and she is always asking to stay night with us. Is there a chance we will win this. Or do we need to get lawyer just in case.

    • Hey John, great questions. Thanks for writing in to us. Modifying a visitation schedule is as simple as filing the correct documents. We can help you do this. It’s a common misconception that you need an attorney to go through family court. This is not the case. You can represent yourself in family court and get the issue resolved, we help people do this every day. Please call us to discuss your situation with one of our qualifying staff members. Thanks, we look forward to assisting you with this.

      (800) 787-4981

  139. Rayla Henry says:

    I have had custody of my 9 y/o son since birth. His father and I were married when he was 4, we were only together as married couple for 1 and a half yrs. I received a petition for dissolution of marriage and sole physical and legal custody over a month ago. The server gave it to one of my kids, no one signed for it and I found the date of marriage is incorrect on the dissolution of marriage. Too there was domestic abuse in our history. I don’t have the money for an attorney. What should I do now? I’m afraid of what will happen to my baby if his dad gets custody. Please help!

    • Hello Rayla. First off, you don’t want to not respond to what you were served with. Doing so can potentially result in what’s called a “default” judgment if you miss your court date and you won’t have any say in the matter. We can help you respond to what you were served with provided there’s enough time left. Please call us as soon as possible to see if you qualify for our services. Thank you, we look forward to assisting you with your family court issue.

      (800) 787-4981

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