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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Honoring Families recently convened a diverse cross-section of the national family law bar, with the goal of identifying and discussing improvements...
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In partnership with the AFCC, we have developed a series of toolkits on unbundled legal services for attorneys, courts, and others.
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Our study is exploring how self-represented litigants in family court navigate and experience the legal process.
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During divorce or separation, every family needs access to an approach for reorganizing that is best suited to their needs.
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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

Likened to an emergency tool kit for divorce, DivorceForce.com is one of many online divorce support groups that have been appearing in recent years...
The Utah Supreme Court has approved the development of a new program to help litigants navigate the court system . A Supreme Court Task Force...
In 2013, the Colorado Judicial Branch created the Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator (Sherlock) program. The Sherlocks , operating in courthouses...
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Director, Honoring Families Initiative
Senior Advisor, Honoring Families Initiative
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