About FCR

 Family Court Review Core Values that Span Time, Disciplines, and Cultures

In its more than 30 years of existence, Family Court Review (FCR) has grown from a newsletter to a respected journal with an international following of family law professionals. Part of the reason the journal has become a premier source in the field is its adherence to certain core values:

  1. RESPECTING the interdisciplinary nature of our work
    FCR welcomes debate and discussion from all the interrelated fields involved in family law:
    • From the judiciary, we gain a sense of the past and the importance of case law;
    • From the legal and mediation professionals, we gain a sense of respecting the adverse interests of different parties, and that the weak are endowed with rights that cannot be denied by those in positions of strength;
    • From the mental health and social services communities, we gain insight into the workings of the human personality and the dynamics of families and groups.
  2. RECOGNIZING that our world expands beyond national boundaries
    Events happening in Los Angeles affect Portland, London, Auckland, Sydney, Toronto, and other parts of the world - and vice versa. Developments in family law, including the use of mediation, redefining divorcing families, and recognizing the need to help strengthen marriage and reform the process of divorce, have benefited from synergy among the members of the international family law community.
  3. FOCUSING on the families and individuals served by the family law professionals
    Without staying connected to the people, and concentrating on their needs and welfare, the work of family law professionals loses its meaning and relevance.

Comprehensive Coverage of Family Court Issues

Family Court Review is published four times a year and brings you comprehensive coverage of family court practice, theory, research, and legal opinion. A professional forum, FCR presents peer-review articles by distinguished judges, attorneys, and other family court specialists, covering:

  • Critical Reviews of Policy and Procedure
  • Innovative Court-Connected Programs and Services
  • Legal Issues Affecting Family Law
  • Progressive Family Law Legislation and Reform
  • Training and Standards of Practice

FCR is published in cooperation with Hofstra University School of Law. It also publishes carefully researched and edited student notes on issues relevant to family law and courts.

Current Information on Vital Topics

Family Court Review delivers timely information you need on real-world issues that confront you every day. These subjects include:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Custody Evaluations
  • Child Support
  • Children's Rights
  • Family Law Options
  • Gender Bias
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights
  • Custody and Post-divorce and Separation Parenting
  • Legal Issues
  • Family Mediation
  • No-Fault Divorce
  • Parent Education
  • Stepfamilies
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Surrogacy
  • Unified Family Courts

Distinguished Sponsor

Established in 1963, the AFCC is an international association of attorneys, judges, counselors, evaluators, mediators, and other professionals concerned with the constructive resolution of family conflict and the strengthening of families. In addition to many other benefits, AFCC members receive Family Court Review as part of their membership package.

To receive a conference information packet or more information about AFCC membership, contact:

AFCC
6525 Grand Teton Plaza, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53719-1048
Phone: (608) 664-3750
Fax: (608) 664-3751
E-mail: afcc@afccnet.org

AFCC offers consultation, professional development seminars and technical assistance in the following areas: Mediation, Custody Evaluation, Parent Education, and Establishing Court Services.

AFCC Chapters sponsor conferences, issue newsletters, offer training programs, and support legislation.