Welcome to our resource library.
Children's Law Center publishes a number of materials for legal and non-legal audiences to gain a better understanding of issues related to DC's children and learn more about our work. Use the tabs below to select resources related to your interest area.
In addition to these materials, we also run a legal Helpline during regular business hours to provide information to DC residents and to assist attorneys representing children in DC’s Family Court. Through the Helpline, Children's Law Center attorneys provide legal information, advice and referrals on issues related to our work – child welfare, education, health care access, child custody, guardianship and adoption. The Helpline number is 202-467-4900 option 3. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
A blank form to complete Custodial Power of Attorney. Includes an FAQ about Custodial Power of Attorney and a form for the parent to revoke a previously signed Custodial Power of Attorney.
Redacted order appointing guardian ad litem in a custody case.
A sample form to request records from Child and Family Services Agency.
A redacted custody agreement with a detailed model visitation schedule.
Redacted motion to continue hearing with the consent of both parties.
Redacted joint pretrial statement involving both parents and their attorneys (if applicable). Includes an addendum for questions concerning custody.
A redacted motion to continue the hearing. If both parties are consenting to the continuance, please use the sample titled "consent motion for continuance".
Redacted motion for home studies of residences for both parties in a custody case.
Redacted motion for home studies of both parties in a custody case and a psychological evaluation of the minor child.
Redacted motion for mental health evaluations of both parties in a custody case.