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Divorce Resource Links

Divorce and Separation: An Overview
The Legal Information Institute (LII) is known internationally as a leading provider of public legal information. The LII’s Family Law section contains statutes, case law, and articles covering a variety of family law topics including divorce.

Summary of State Laws – Family Law
This website contains a variety of helpful charts, including charts summarizing state laws concerning alimony/spousal support, grounds for divorce and residency requirements, and property division. The charts are published by The Family Law Quarterly in conjunction with its annual “Family Law in the Fifty States Case Digests.”

Divorce Laws by State
This website is provided by the Legal Information Institute (LII) and includes links to the divorce laws of the fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Divorce Data
This website contains marriage and divorce data provide by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data includes current marital status of persons by age, sex, and race, the estimated median age at first marriage for men and women at the U.S. level, and reports published from special studies which collect data on the marital history of the population.

Divorce Care
Divorce Care is a resource for finding support groups to help you through one of the most stressful times in your life.

How to Divorce As Friends
A relationship and divorce site developed by Bill Ferguson, an expert featured on Oprah.

Divorce Finance
This is an excellent resource for information about the financial issues related to divorce.

Divorce Magazine
This site offers supportive articles, useful links and tips, daily news, and interactive bulletin boards for people at every stage of the divorce process.

Criminal Defense Resource Links

Capital Defense Handbook For Defendants and Their Families
“Capital Defense Handbook For Defendants and Their Families” provides information and advice about death-penalty cases from the defense point of view.

ACLU: Prisoners’ Rights
Resource provided by the American Civil Liberties Union with information on national and state efforts to recognize and protect prisoner’s rights.

Justice Denied
“Justice Denied” is a magazine devoted to helping people who have been wrongly convicted of crime in the U.S. and internationally.

The Sentencing Project
A national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in research and advocacy about criminal justice policy.

Prison Policy Initiative
The Prison Policy Initiative conducts research and advocacy about incarceration and criminal justice policy.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Justice Statistics is a bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs. It provides statistics on crime, law enforcement, the justice system, corrections and related trends.

Death Penalty Information
Links to websites with important information and opinions about the death penalty worldwide.

Innocence Project
The Innocence Project® of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University dedicated to gaining the freedom of wrongly convicted criminal defendants by using DNA testing methods and to advocating for reform of the criminal justice system in this regard.

Federal Sentencing Report
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report to Congress about the state of federal sentencing.

Criminal Law and Procedure
Articles about a variety of criminal law topics provided by Wex, a public-access legal dictionary and encyclopedia sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at the Cornell Law School.

Business & Commercial Law Resource Links

Commercial Law League of America
Organization of attorneys and other professionals who represent the credit industry in debt collection, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
Provides a link to the FDCPA and to other resources about the Act, which requires fair treatment of consumers by debt collectors.

National Association of Credit Management (NACM)
NACM is a membership organization that is a resource for credit, collection and financial management professionals, providing information, products and services designed for effective business credit and accounts receivable management.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small businesses. A great resource for all things business related.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. It works to eliminate acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
An independent federal agency that supervises banks, the FDIC insures deposits up to $100,000 and helps maintain a stable and sound banking system. Provides links to consumer protection statutes.

Business laws and regulations
Provides links to articles pertaining to various commercial and contract law topics.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
Provides links to all articles of the UCC.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

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