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
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
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.
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.
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,
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
Family Law Options
Grandparent Visitation Rights
Custody and Post-divorce and Separation Parenting
Unified Family Courts
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
To receive a conference information packet or more information about AFCC membership, contact:
6525 Grand Teton Plaza, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53719-1048
Phone: (608) 664-3750
Fax: (608) 664-3751
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.