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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.”

Nelson Mandela

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

 Margaret Mead

 “Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”


Benjamin Franklin

The National Family Court Watch Project is a research organization. The resources below may be helpful as you navigate family court. The National Family Court Watch Project does not provide legal advice, nor are we attorneys. The best way to protect your family and property is to hire a competent attorney who understands families’ unique issues when separating, dealing with family violence, and child custody. For those who are unable to hire representation check your state self-help site. For example, Michigan’s is

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COURT GUIDE: Journalists, or anyone else trying to navigate the intricacies of observing court proceedings, now have an instruction manual. The Supreme Court on Thursday released their guide which includes such things as a list of courts in the state, what parts of court proceedings and documents might be closed, and how ethics rules affect attorneys’ and judges’ discussions with the media and the public.

Material on this website is for informational purposes only and does not imply a recommendation or endorsement. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and/or publications, and do not necessarily represent or reflect the official opinions or positions of the National Family Court Watch Project.

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