Honoring Families

Divorce, separation, and custody cases are the way in which the vast majority of Americans will be involved with our courts, in one way or another, over the course of their lives. The IAALS Honoring Families Initiative is dedicated to promoting new ways to handle these issues that ensure better outcomes for children, less-adversarial approaches for spouses/parents, and greater accessibility, efficiency, and fairness for everyone involved in the family court process, including those who navigate the system without a lawyer.

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Oct 26, 2017 to Oct 27, 2017
What if in two days we could bring together leaders across North America to create paths that help close the justice gap through unbundled legal...
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Our studies show that the court system does an insufficient job helping people navigate their way through the system to resolution. People feel...
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Our study explored how self-represented litigants in family court navigate and experience the legal process.
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Our Center provides positive solutions for families in transition and offers a suite of interdisciplinary services, all in one location.
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Given their unique role in the family justice system, family law attorneys are well positioned to identify and speak to the systemic obstacles they...
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Family court judges make significant decisions affecting our nation's families, yet these judges are often undervalued—even by their peers on the...

Recent Blog Posts

The legal industry is changing. In some courts, upwards of 80% of civil and family cases involve litigants who are navigating the court system...
Too often, an adversarial family court process does not provide the best outcomes for families going through divorce or separation. Yet, most people...
Divorce proceedings are getting a digital makeover in the United Kingdom as Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) prepares to move all...
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Director, Honoring Families Initiative
Special Projects Consultant, Honoring Families Initiative
Legal Assistant