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Fathers' Rights (Consumer-SOS)

GA Law And Resources On Custody and Visitation
Frequently asked questions, grandparent's rights, rights in divorce, etc.

Suing In GA State and Magistrate Courts & Modifying Court Orders
Various brochures on what to do and where to go.

Georgia Garnishments (Consumer-SOS)

Becoming A Guardian (Consumer-SOS)

Family Law Forms  (Consumer-SOS)

Collecting Child Support (Basics plus nearest Atlanta Offices)

Child Support Recovery Services (Consumer-SOS)
Agencies to help you collect child support.

Terminating Parents' Rights (GA)

Basic Rights of Children (GA)
How long do parental duties to their children last and what kind of support must parents provide for their children?

Claiming Dependants On Your Taxes
Here are the 5 tests used to determine if you can take a federal tax deduction. Includes information on custodial and non-custodial parents. For Specific Rules and Examples click Here and scroll to your situation.

Grandparents Visitation & Custody Rights (50 States & DC)  

Grandparent's Rights In Georgia (Google Hits) 
For other states, go to Google search box above and replace "Georgia" with the name of your state.

Family Law Forms (Consumer-SOS)

Child Support/Confirmation Of Payments On Existing Cases Only (GA)

Child Support Fact Sheet (GA)

Enforcement Office Nearest You (GA)

The Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Enforcement Association     

United Way Help Line  (For all 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

Directory Of Women's Groups By Subject & State (All 50 States & DC)
Use their search engine to locate over 9000 feminists groups and help agencies.

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Garnishment

Georgia Garnishments With Georgia Case Law
What can and cannot be garnished, how to garnish, limits on garnishments and more.

Garnishment Info For Fulton County (GA)

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Child Support Recovery Services In Georgia

DFACS Office Of Child Support Enforcement  (404) 657-3851
Offices throughout Georgia can establish paternity (costs up to $70).  Interstate withholding must be done through the office in your county. 

Child Support Recovery Unit (Government)  (770) 254-7249 

Child Support Collection Services (770) 385-3242
Private collection agency serving throughout Georgia.

Child Support Enforcement-CSE (800) 723-5437
Texas based private collection agency.

Child Support Recovery (770) 868-4180
The service is free for anyone who was referred to them by a state agency.  All others must pay a one-time $25 application fee.

Child Support Recovery International, Inc. (770) 935-8400
Do not contact them unless you already have a court order.

Child Support Services Of Georgia (404) 525-0203

Maxima Child Support Services (404) 832-7081 or (888) 603-0011
They are used by the government, but you can call them directly. There is a $25 application fee.

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College

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Consumer Protection Agencies

www.ganet.org/dbf/consumer_assistance.html
Scroll down the page for some Georgia and federal help with housing and other issues not related to banking.

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems
The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

United Way Help Line  (For all 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".


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Counseling

Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children (404) 572-6170
To look for a provider near a particular location, simply select a program type from the pull-down list at left, then either type in a zip code or click on the region of Georgia in which you wish to search.

*Counseling In Atlanta

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, and other social services.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


See Consumer-SOS/Crimes/Children


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Day Care

Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children (404) 572-6170
To look for a provider near a particular location, simply select a program type from the pull-down list at left, then either type in a zip code or click on the region of Georgia in which you wish to search.

Child Care Issues (GA)
Resources on child care, day care, tax credits and more.

Federal Child Care Centers 
Click on map to locate childcare centers for federal employees' families. 

Respite Links In All 50 States (Allows Caretaker To Get Away For A Few Hours)
Family caregivers may qualify for free respite support where trained caretakers can watch your dependents while you have a few hours to yourself. Some states provide respite services to:
Family caregivers providing care for individuals age 60 or older;
Family caregivers providing care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, regardless of age; or
Grandparents and other relative caregivers (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under age 18; or age 18-59.

Selecting Quality Child Care (BBB Tips)

Child Safety Laws & Regulations (All 50 States & DC) 
Child protection laws on car safety seats, seatbelts, helmets, consumer goods, swimming pools, playground structures, toys and more.


Child Care (All 50 States)

The National Child Care Information Center 
Their web site has a great deal of information including child care funding.  At the Home Page, click on the button called
Funding Resources and Opportunities.  

Directory Of Women's Groups By Subject & State (All 50 States & DC)
Use their search engine to locate over 9000 feminists groups and help agencies.

United Way Help Line  (For all 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

GA Dept Of Human Resources (DHR)
(404) 657-5728 
                                               or (404) 657-5562
Regulates child care licenses and has a list of day care centers in each county (costs $12).  To file or check on complaints, provide the name of center, address and county.  

Atlanta Children's Shelter
(404) 892-3713 or (404) 892-7242  
Provides day care for kids of the homeless and helps parents find jobs and housing.  They also have a referral service for those seeking help with drugs and alcohol.

ChildCare Connections (770) 438-1120
Fee based nanny placement service.  

Child Care Solutions (404) 479-4240
Child Care Referral Service that helps parents find the right family child care provider or day care center.  Through a computer search they can locate nearby centers open at odd hours or find providers that offer special services.  Fees are based on the parents’ income and range from $10-$50.  Low income parents are charged nothing. 

Family Links (404) 876-0785
Provides short-term care in people’s homes for children at risk of being abused or neglected and whose parents need respite.  They may be children of drug addicts who need a month of care while their mothers are in drug treatment or children of homeless parents who need temporary quarters.

Our House (770) 378-0938
Offers free day care for homeless children while their parents  look for jobs and housing.  Children at Our House range from 2 months to 5 years and the center can care for up to 42 children at a time.  Children can stay at the center for up to four months and will receive health services, clothing and three meals a day. All applicants must come from the Metro Atlanta area and must be referred by a shelter or non-profit agency.

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Death & Grief

 Death & Grief Support (Google)

The Death of A Spouse (GA) (Check List Of To Do's)

Dealing With Death 
Articles and brochures for the dying and those close to them.

The Starlight Foundation (All US)
Starlight grants wishes to all kinds of
seriously ill children, and includes loved
ones. They also provide seriously ill kids with variety of entertainment, programs and services to relieve them from some of the pain and depression created by stress and isolation.

Make A Wish Foundation (All 50 States & DC)
Grants the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses.

Children Dealing With Death (Links) 

United Way Help Line  (For all 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

Directory Of Women's Groups By Subject & State (All 50 States & DC)
Use their search engine to locate over 9000 feminists groups and help agencies.

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Disabilities


Children with Disabilities (GA)
Resources and law concerning children with special needs.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Fights hate and bigotry, and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Monitors hate groups, and defends the rights of Illegal Immigrants, delinquent or learning disabled kids treated unfairly by schools.

Child Care Issues (GA)
Resources on special needs child care, day care, tax credits and more.

Respite Links In All 50 States
Family caregivers may qualify for free respite support where trained caretakers can watch your dependents while you have a few hours to yourself. Some states provide respite services to:
Family caregivers providing care for individuals age 60 or older;
Family caregivers providing care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, regardless of age; or
Grandparents and other relative caregivers (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under age 18; or age 18-59.

GA Community Support Solutions (Respite Care For Parents of Kids With Developmental Disabilities)
Sometimes the parents of kids with disabilities need a rest so they can make time for themselves.  GCSS respite providers are trained, experienced care givers who come to your family’s home to provide respite for your loved one. Service options include, but are not limited to: a few hours a week, weekend respite, or for up to a week at a time. Emergency Respite is also available for those who qualify. Individuals 3 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability may be eligible.

www.nichcy.org/pubs1.htm
Children/disabilities publications on federal rights and special needs.

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, and other social services.

United Way Help Line  (For all 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)".

Child Find For Disabled Children
(404) 352-2697 

Foundation For The Medically Fragile  
                                 (770) 953-3750
Provides for the health care needs of Georgia’s children with special medical needs.

Head Start (404) 656-3855
This federally funded program provides quality child development services to low-income families and children with disabilities.  Head Start largely targets three and four year olds but also serves some infants and toddlers.

Foundation For Exceptional Achievers  (404) 248-1996   

Georgia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (404) 523-6674

Georgia Federation Of Women's Clubs
 (770) 457-5655
Works to prevent child abuse, members serve as tutor/mentors in literacy and learning disability programs.  They also advocate for state and local legislation to protect children.

Learning Disability Association Of Georgia  (770) 514-8088

Senior Citizens Services Of Metro Atlanta  (404) 351-3889
Volunteers help children in schools, Head Start Programs, hospitals and agencies serving children with special needs.

United Cerebral Palsy Of Greater Atlanta  (404) 329-9390
Offers specialized information and referral and provides


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Disabilities



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