About the Children is a parental advocacy group that provides assistance to parents seeking to make changes to child support, custody or visitation, according to its website. The organization is dedicated to helping fathers who require assistance with support, visitation and custody issues, although it also helps mothers who need assistance. It takes a child-centered approach to helping parents, with the child's best interests at heart.
Some additional issues that About The Children helps parents deal with include out-of-state issues, stop-move orders and temporary orders, restraining orders and divorce, notes About The Children. Other issues include driver's license suspension, father's rights, mother's rights, grandparent's rights and paternity issues. It also deals with contempt of court, emergency protective custody orders and self-help solutions.
The organization offers free consultations with parents who are experiencing issues and works with attorneys and legal document assistants who prepare documents and assist with issues. The organization stresses that it is not a law firm, but it can help prepare court documents to help parents to get fast resolutions to their situations without the involvement of a lawyer. It offers access to updated information on family court matters, custody and other parental issues, and notes that it is staffed with consultants who have gone through similar situations.