Useful Websites for the Family Law Practitioner

Version 2.1

By:  Thomas R. Glowacki

Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger, Reiley, Zimmer & Hughes, LLP  



I. Search Engines - Finding a Person

www.37.com

Utilizes 37 search engines

www.locateme.com

Fee when results obtained Database of public records

http://www.switchboard.com/

http://www.ussearch.com/

http://www.anywho.com/

http://www.teldir.com/eng/

Links to world phone directory

http://www.infospace.com/

telephone directory and reverse directory

http://www.555-1212.com/whte_us.htm

http://www.iaf.net/

E-Mail addresses

http://www.mapquest.com/

Draws maps and gives mileage, good for subpoenas as it calculates the mileage from one point to another,

http://people.yahoo.com

Enter a name, city and state if you have it and it will perform a search.

http://www.realwhitepages.com/info.bls/index.htm

Bell South White Pages

http://superpages.gte.com/

GTE Superpages

http://www.egosurf.com/

searches the Web for any mention of a person's name

http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Social Security Death Index, private, not SSA, subscription service

 

II. General Search Engines

A.  Meta Search Engines

http://www.search.com/

employs 700 search engines, can search by subject

http://www.MetaCrawler.com/index.html

query 13 search engines at once, legal categories

http://www.dogpile.com/

http://www.profusion.com/

http://www.thebighub.com/

http://www.ask.com/

http://www.yep.com/

http://www.google.com/

http://www.mamma.com/

http://www.excite.com/

http://www.lycos.com/

http://hotbot.lycos.com/

http://www.northernlight.com/

Stock quotes, and a sophisticated search engine to specific areas, e.g. the news for the last two weeks.

http://home.netscape.com/escapes/search/netsearch_8.html

Snap.com Netscape link to numerous search engines

http://www.deja.com/usenet

searches usenet discussion groups and newsgroups

http://www.einet.net/

Galaxy, can search defined categories

http://mckinley.netcom.com/

Magellan, search defined categories and for people

http://www.refdesk.com/

factual materials-dictionaries, almanacs, papers, etc

http://www.searchbug.com/

Catalogs all types of search sites and allows you to search on other sites, has legal categories

http://www.dmoz.org/

http://www.invisibleweb.com/

http://www.looksmart.com/

http://www.directhit.com/

http://www.go.com/

http://www.alltheweb.com/

 

III. Legal Search Engines

http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/15family/index.html

http://www.wwlia.org/

http://www.hsv.tis.net/~pvteye/source.html

pre-employment search engine, people finder links

http://scout.cs.wisc.edu

Summary of recent web postings in many subject areas

http://henry.ugl.lib.umich.edu/libhome/

Doucments.centerstats.html links to government studies and documents including cost of living and child rearing costs

http://www.virtualchase.com/

links to legal and law related developments

http://www.advocates.com/

on line advice for law practice development

http://www.law.indiana.edu/law/v-lib/

http://www.hg.org/hg.html

Hieros Gamos- numerous links to government sites

http://www.travel.state.gov/service_general.html

International Process Servers

http://timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html

Calculates time periods

http://www.law.com/

http://www.lawguru.com/

http://www.sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/RefCalculators.html

calculators, including: Jewish calendar, blood alcohol content, child growth calculator, cost of raising children, financial and investments

www.jurisline.com  

federal and state cases and statutes

http://www.nolo.com/

searchable US Constitution, US Code, CFR and Federal Register

http://www.law.com/

Legal information, E-Law services and legal products

http://www.cyberbar.net/links.html

Cyberspace Bar Association

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/~llou/lawlists/info.html.

U of Chicago lawlists finder

http://www.abanet.org/lawlink/home.html

ABA Internet Research portal

http://www.taxtopic.com/

Directory of numerous tax sites, including 47 states and The District of Columbia, tax search engine, research, statutes and regs, etc

 

IV. Bar Associations

http://www.wisbar.org/sections/famlaw/

Family Law Section

http://www.abanet.org/family/home.html

ABA Family Law Section

http://www.aaml.org/

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

http://www.aamlwi.org/

Wisconsin Chapter of AAML

http://www.dcba.net/

Dane County Bar Association

http://www.milwbar.org/

Milwaukee County Bar Association

http://www.wisbar.org/bars/waukesha/

Waukesha County Bar Association

http://www.wisbar.org/bars/tricounty/

Buffalo, Jackson, Pepin & Trempealeau Counties

 

V. Divorce  - General Resources

http://www.divorcenet.com/index.html

http://www.winchildcustody.com/discussio

Anonymous “child custody consultant” answers FAQs

http://www.divorcenet.com/military/military.html

Divorce Military Style

http://www.divorceonline.com/

http://www.divorcesupport.com

http://www.divorcesource.com/

http://www.divorcehelp.com/

http://www.split-up.com/

http://www.law.indiana.edu/v-lib/

Indiana U. family law links

http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/lr/rs/family.html

Georgetown University family law site

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/divorce.html

Cornell University Family Law Site

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services

Where to write for vital statistics records

 

VI.  Asset Valuation

A. Automobile, Motorcycle and Boat Values

http://www.edmunds.com/

Edmunds Auto

http://www.kbb.com/

Kelley Blue Book

http://www.nada.com/

Also airplanes and motorcycles

The results of using all three sites in one recent case?

‘92 Plymouth Van‘96 Nissan Maxima

Kelley                     6190                9710

Edmunds                5440                11420

NADA                   6325                11075

http://www.carprice.com/

Milwaukee based, only back to 1992

http://www.hemmings.com/hemmings/motormall/priceguides.cfm

collector cars

http://www.traderonline.com/coll/index.shtml

collector cars

http://www.boattraderonline.com/index.shtml

boat prices

 

B. Securities

http://www.wsj.com/

The Wall Street Journal.  Two week trial period.

http://cbs.marketwatch.com

http://investorama.com

http://dowjones.wsj.com/p/main.html

Requires you to be a subscriber

http://home.microsoft.com

http://www.quicken.com/

Create individual portfolios

www.excite.com  

Create individual portfolios

http://finance.yahoo.com

http://www.secapl.com/cgi-bin/qs

http://www.businessweek.com/

http://www.quote.com/

http://www.fool.com/

http://www.bondsonline.com/

http://www.cnnfn.com/

http://www.cbsmarketwatch.com/

http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/

http://www.cnbc.com/

http://www.finance.yahoo.com/

https://cf.morningstar.com/login/login.htm

Morningstar membership site with 401(k) advice

http://www.morningstar.com/

membership site, custom portfolio, anyone can check  stocks, bonds or funds

http://www.smartmoney.com/

stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, financial calculators

http://www.thestreet.com/

 

C. Real Estate

http://www.wrda.org/

Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association.  Links to all Register of Deeds Websites and downloadable forms.

http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/assessor

City of Madison Assessor

http://www.co.dane.wi.us/regdeeds/rdhome.htm

Dane County Register of Deeds

http://www.ci.mil.wi.us/citygov/assessor/assessor.htm

City of Milwaukee Assessor’s Office

http://www.ci.mil.wi.us

Virtually all Milwaukee property records

http://206.40.97.36/default.htm

City of Manitowoc Assessor

 

VII. Mental and Physical Health Issues

A. General Health Information

http://www.mayohealth.org/

Mayo Clinic website

http://www.webmd.com/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

National Center for Biotechnology Information

http://www.medicinenet.com/mainmenu/encyclop

http://www.growthgroups.com/

links and descriptions of various mental illnesses

http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Federal site with health information and links

http://www.medlineplus.gov./

NIH website with medical and drug information

 

B. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

http://www.aca-usa.org/

American Council on Alcoholism

http://www.ncadd.org/

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

http://casaa-0031.unm.edu/index.html

Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions has a number of assessment instruments

http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome2.html

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

http://www.samhsa.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

http://www.naadac.org/

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

 

C. Attention Deficit Disorder

http://www.chadd.org/

ADD

http://www.nichcy.org/

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

http://www.add.org/

National ADD Association

http://www.aacap.org/

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.dssc.org/frc/

Federal Resource Center for Special Education

http://www.ndmda.org/

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Assoc.

 

D. Eating Disorders

http://eatingdisorders.mentalhelp.net/

Also has links to numerous other mental health sites

http://www.something‑fishy.org/

http://www.about-face.org/

http://www.pale-reflections.com/

http://www.eatingdisorder.org/

http://www.eating.ucdavis.edu/

 

E. Learning Disabilities

http://www.marquette.edu/~wsems/

Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System Mediation program

http://www.lookingglass.org/

 

F. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

http://www.ocfoundation.org/

National Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

http://www.ocdresource.com/

Obsessive-Compulsive Resource

 

G. Parental Alienation Syndrome

http://www.robin.no/~dadwatch/pasdir/rand01.html

http://www.vev.ch/en/pas/links.htm

http://www.rgardner.com/

Richard A. Gardner, M.D. is the discoverer or creator,  of Parental Alienation Syndrome. 

 

H. Medications

http://www.pdrnet.com/

Physician’s Desk Reference site, free but you have to sign up. 

http://www.mentalhealth.com/

Commonly prescribed medications

http://www.druginfonet.com/

Medications and diseases, FAQs, numerous links

 

VIII. Single Parenting

http://singleparents.about.com/parenting/singleparents/msub7.htm

http://www.parentingtoolbox.com/

http://www.singlemothers.org/

http://www.solosingles.com/ssparent

http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/single_fathers

http://www.singleparentresources.com/

http://www.singlerose.com/

 

IX. Child Support

http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/bcs/

Wisconsin Bureau of Child Support

http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cse/index.html

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

Information about the IV‑D program, and takes comments on proposed Regulations.

http://www.ncsea.org/

National Clearinghouse for NCSEA (National Child Support Enforcement Association) Database with articles and information about child support.

http://www.pulsenet.com/~johgra/

ERICSA (Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association

http://www.clasp.org/

CLASP‑Center for Law and Social Policy Not a IV‑D site, analysis of Federal Regulations and policies concerning child support and welfare

http://www.supportguidelines.com

Very comprehensive website with stats and regs for all 50 states, numerous articles and links.  Must visit.

http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cse/pol/at-9706.htm

UIFSA forms

 

X. Removal Case Resources

http://stats.bls.gov//comhome.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics  hourly and annual compensation for selected metropolitan areas

http://stats.bls.gov//oes//state//oessrch2.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics employment statistics for 250 occupations on state-by-state basis

http://www.acinet.org/

America’s Career Information Network. Information on wages and trends for occupations, state by state.

http://www.wageweb.com/

Wage Web salary surveys

http://homefair.com/home/

Aimed at people moving to another city, it allows you to calculate the amount that a party would have to earn to have the equivalent standard of living in another city.

http://www.census.gov/

Department of Commerce Census site

http://www.sys1.com/triplink/flight.htm

Information regarding availability and cost of flights for minor child

http://www.virtualrelocation.com/

Information on homes, jobs, schools, daycare and other resources, cost of living, income and jobs

 

XI. Financial Issues and Mortgage Calculations

http://www.salary.com

Salaries / earning potential of certain professions.  Link suggested by Judge Dan A. Noonan

http://www.leimberg.com./

General financial data

www.smartmoney.com

has a variety of financial planning tools and information

http://homefair.com/index.html

Housing costs in other cities, determines qualification for a conventional mortgage and amortizes

http://www.banksite.com/calcs/mortgagecalc.html

http://www.mortgage.com/

http://www.mortgagecalc.com/

http://www.nolo.com/

Mortgage, refinance and credit card pay off calculators

http://www.qspace.com/qspace/

online credit report for a charge

https://www23.americanexpress.com/retirement/workshop/

American Express Retirement Needs calculator

 

XII. Guardian ad Litem

http://www.rollanet.org/~childlaw/main.htm

Central Missouri Child Advocacy Law Center

http://www.guardianadlitem.org/

5th Judicial Circuit of Florida GAL Website

http://www.casanet.org/library/guardian_ad_litem/index.htm

CASANet GAL Library

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

http://www.casanet.org/index.htm

National CASA Association

http://www.casanet.org/links/

NCASAA links page

 

XIII.  QDROs

http://www.lawdatainc.com/

http://www.qdro.pair.com/

These two sites do valuation requests and ODROs.

http://www.dol.gov/dol/pwba/

Dept of Labor Pension and Welfare Benefits Admin.

 

XIV.  Wisconsin Sites

A. General

http://www.wisbar.org/

A rich source of information and links

http://www.WisconsinForms.com/

Attorney Ernesto Romero’s collection of Wisconsin-specific legal and non-legal forms, form generators, programs and process server databases

 

B. Courts and Court Agencies

194.http://www.courts.state.wi.us/WCS/sc.html

Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

195.http://www.courts.state.wi.us/

NOT CCAP, website for all court functions, downloadable forms

196.Http://ccap.courts.state.wi.us/internetcourtaccess

Circuit Court Automation Program (CCAP)

197.http://www.co.waukesha.wi.us/departments/courts/

Waukesha County Circuit Court

198.http://www.ci.mil.wi.us/citygov/court/index.html

City of Milwaukee Municipal Court

199.http://www.win.bright.net/~tremphea/circuitcourt.htm

Trempeleau County Circuit Court

 

C.  Law Schools

Http://www.law.wisc.edu/

UW Law School

http://library.law.wisc.edu/

UW Law School Library

http://www.marquette.edu/law/

Marquette Law School

http://www.marquette.edu/law/library/

Marquette Law School Library

 

D.  State Agencies

http://badger.state.wi.us/

main web site, directory of state employees

http://www.dot.state.wi.us

Department of Transportation, link to DOT Admin Code

http://badger.state.wi.us/agencies/etf/

Employee Trust Funds, on line benefit calculator

http://www.legis.state.wi.us

State Legislature Website

http://legis.state.wi.us/billtext.html

Text of pending bills.

http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/index.html

State Revisor of Statutes - Wisconsin Statutes

The latest version of the Statutes and Admin Code as well as older versions of the statutes

http://wdfi.org/defaultjava.html

Department of Financial Institutions - actual corporate information is now available on this site.  Also, you can download PDF copies of corporate forms.

http://www.dor.state.wi.us/

Department of Revenue, tax forms 1995 to current, Wisconsin Tax Bulletins, Tax publications, Local government forms and publications

http://wsll.state.wi.us/

Wisconsin State Law Library

http://www.doj.state.wi.us/

Wisconsin Department of Justice

 

E.  Dane County Sites

http://www.co.dane.wi.us/clrkcort/clrkhome.htm

Dane County Clerk of Court, Local Rules

http://www.co.dane.wi.us/

All Dane County agencies

http://www.madison.com/

You can search, and download, for a fee, all archived stories found within search parameters.  Also links to Dane Co. MLS, and from there,  any MLS

http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/

City of Madison site,  Madison General Ordinances

 

XV.  Other States’ Courts

http://www.ncsc.dni.us/COURT/SITES/Courts.htm#idaho

National Council of State Courts directory to state court websites

http://www.ncsc.dni.us/

National Council of State Courts

http://www.prairienet.org/fordiroq/other.htm

Access to all State Court sites

http://www.pac-info.com/

Links, by state, to 1565 public record databases.

www.courts.net    

Links to other state court sites

http://www.effingham.net/4thcircuit/SITES.htm

Illinois

http://www.applawyers.org/Links/Illinois.html#circuit

Illinois

http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/

Indiana

http://www.judicial.state.ia.us/

Iowa

http://www.migov.state.mi.us/

Michigan

http://www.courts.state.mn.us/home/ndefault.asp?msel=1

Minnesota

http://casenet.osca.state.mo.us/casenet/

Missouri

http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/

Ohio

http://www.state.pa.us/Technology_Initiatives/jnet/home.htm

Pennsylvania

   

XVI.  Federal Sites

http://www.wieb.uscourts.gov/

Bankruptcy Court Eastern District

http://www.wiw.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/default.htm

Bankruptcy Court Western District

http://www.uscourts.gov/

Directory to US Court System

http://www.ssa.gov/

Social Security Administration includes a search site

http://www.va.gov/

Veterans’ Administration

http://www.fedworld.gov/taxsear.htm

IRS forms

http://www.irs.gov/

IRS forms and publications in downloadable format.

http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/ind_info/s_tree

Spousal Tax Relief Eligibility Explorer

http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookups.htm

U.S. Postal Service site for Zip+4 codes

http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Health insurance for children, link to BadgerCare

http://www.firstgov.com/

Coming this fall, portal to all Federal Websites

Http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html

U.S. Congress

http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/

Library of Congress

http://www.nara.gov/nara/electronic/

National Archives and Records Administration

Center for Electronic Records

http://www.dfas.mil/

Military Payroll data

http://www.odcsper.army.mil/Default.asp?pageid=16

U.S. Army retirement benefits

http://www.fedstats.gov/

Federal Agency statistics

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/

U. S. Code

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html

Code of Federal Regulations

http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aaces002.html/

Government Printing Office USC, CFR

XVII.  Miscellaneous Sites

http://www.lexisone.com/html/index_home.html

Free Lexis case law, forms, misc. items

http://www.adsubtract.com

Removes ads from your browser

http://www.genelex.com/book.html
Paternity - Blood Test Issues Book

http://www.Genetica.com

Blood test research site with expert witness.

http://www.juritas.com
Legal Briefs Site

http://www.WisconsinForms.com/processservers.html

Wisconsin process servers

http://www.freetranslation.com

Free Translation Site

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

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