Online Resources

On-Line Resources
Note: We believe the following websites may prove helpful to people who are considering family mediation or already participating in mediation. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in these websites, nor do we control the privacy policies of these websites. Internet resources inevitably are general in nature, and they are not a substitute for the specific guidance given by an attorney, CPA, psychotherapist, or other appropriate professional who meets with you and responds to your individual situation. 

Mediation and other ADR Processes
www.courts.state.md.us/macro (Website of MACRO, a Maryland court-related agency, which “serves as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) resource for the state”)

www.mcdr.org (Website of MCDR, the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, a non-profit state-wide ADR practitioners’ organization.) 

www.mediate.com (Private website providing a wide range of information about the theory and practice of mediation) 

Divorce law 
www.peoples-law.info/Home/PublicWeb (“Maryland’s Peoples Law Library,” providing “legal and self-help information on Maryland and federal law,” including family law and mediation)

www.dhr.state.md.us/CSOCGuide/App/disclaimer.do(Maryland child support calculator)

http://csgc.oag.dc.gov/application/main/intro.aspx (District of Columbia child support calculator)

Courts

www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/ciatmpl.asp?url=/content/circuitcourt/index.asp (Website of the Montgomery County Judicial Center, including the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland) 

Parenting
www.handinhandparenting.org(Website of Hand in Hand, a non-profit organization to help parents acquire the skills they need to build and rebuild close connections with their children)


Public Schools, School Calendars

www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org (Montgomery County Public Schools)

www.aacps.org (Anne Arundel County Public Schools)

www.baltimorecityschools.org (Baltimore City Public Schools)

www.bcps.org (Baltimore County Public Schools)

www.hcpss.org (Howard County Public Schools)

www.fcps.org (Frederick County Public Schools)

www.dcps.dc.gov (District of Columbia Public Schools)

www.acps.k12.va.us (Alexandria City Public Schools)


www.arlington.k12.va.us (Arlington Public Schools)


www.fcps.edu/index.shtml (Fairfax County Public Schools)


fccps.org (Falls Church City Public Schools)

College Financial Aid and Funding
www.ed.gov/finaid/landing.jhtml?src=rt (Financial aid programs of the U.S. Department of Education)

www.fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA student aid program of the U.S. Department of Education)

www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan (Direct Loan Program of the U.S. Department of Education)

www.collegesavingsmd.org (Maryland Prepaid College Trust) 


Benefits for Federal Government Employees 

www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/handbook/hod.htm (Pension information for federal employees: CSRS and FERS Handbook)

www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp (Life insurance information for federal employees: FEGLI - Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program) 

http://tsp.gov/index.html (Retirement accounts for federal employees: Thrift Savings Plan)


Tax Matters

www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p504.pdf (IRS Publication 504: “Divorced or Separated Individuals” for use in preparing returns) 

www.irs.gov/publications/p504/ar01.html#d0e213 (Publication 504 - Introductory Material)


Other Federal Government Websites

www.ssa.gov (Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration) 

www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm (Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) 


Other State and Local Government Websites

www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw (Counseling and Career Center of the Montgomery County Commission for Women. Providing a wide range of helpful and inexpensive workshops and counseling services, open to both women and men. Highly recommended!)

www.mva.state.md.us/OnlineServices/Docs/default.htm (Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) documents for downloading) 

www.mva.state.md.us/Resources/VR-103.pdf (Application for Maryland Gift Certification, a form used to transfer ownership of a vehicle between immediate family members) 


Other Useful Websites

www.hebcal.com (Jewish calendar)

www.kbb.com (Kelly Blue Book – used car prices)

www.edmunds.com (Edmunds – used car prices)

www.homefair.com/usr/mortcalcform.html (mortgage payment calculator)

www.parentswithoutpartners.org (Washington, DC/Maryland Suburbs Chapter of Parents Without Partners, Inc., “a nonprofit, non-sectarian education organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children”)

www.newbeginningsusa.org (New Beginnings, “a support group for separated and divorced men and women in MD, DC and VA”)



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