Programs

America Family Law Center operates several programs that assist Texans in all areas of family law. The programs primarily focus on helping Texas families with family law issues, including low-income Texans.  By supporting families, the organization ultimately helps the child maintain a safe and healthy environment to grow and thrive. These programs include Child Custody Legal Aid, Child Visitation Assistance, Children First Always, Fathers Rights Initiative, and Texas Volunteer Attorneys.

Below you can read more about some of these programs.


Low-income Texas Families

Children First Always

The charter of the Children First Always program is to provide education and educational resources related to parenting and healthy family dynamics to all Texans, especially to low-income Texas families.

The America Family Law Center, through the Children First Always program, will strive to work collaboratively with community organizations, facilitate parenting-focused programs in schools, help parents find appropriate parenting classes, help to educate parents on the importance of right decisions, and encourage various public interest projects regarding children.  Examples include the Muffins for Moms and Donuts for Dads programs, provided by Dr. Tyrone Tanner, to the school parent population and focus on parenting school-age children.


Fathers Rights Initiative

The charter of the Fathers Rights Initiative program is to promote fatherhood throughout a child’s life through engaged parenting and maintaining a positive parent-child relationship.

The Fathers Rights Initiative program expects to share common goals with the National Fatherhood Initiative, the governmental National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The America Family Law Center, through its Fathers Rights program, intends to assist fathers with issues involving children.  It will do this by assisting with family law legal cases, facilitating programs in jails and prisons, providing educational opportunities to help fathers learn fundamental skills of parenting children from toddlers through teens, and encouraging fathers to be involved and supportive members of the family. The program will strive to help fathers who have been distanced from their children to re-engage and develop a positive parent-child relationship. The program will attempt to provide members of the inmate population with parenting skills to help them to better communicate with their families while incarcerated and to provide them with skills to better parent after their release.


low-income and indigent

Texas Volunteer Attorneys

The charter of Texas Volunteer Attorneys is to encourage and facilitate attorneys, through volunteerism, to provide access to legal resources and education related to legal issues to all Texans, specifically low-income Texans and Texas families.

The America Family Law Center, through the Texas Volunteer Attorneys program, will strive to make lawyer resources more available and affordable to members of the general public, particularly low-income and at-risk families. Attorneys may volunteer their time and expertise as a public service, to help their community, and to help fulfill expectations of the State Bar of Texas.

Attorneys may volunteer, through the Texas Volunteer Attorneys program, to answer calls to the Family Law Hotline, another free service provided by the America Family Law Center.

Attorneys may volunteer, through the Texas Volunteer Attorneys program, to be a “Volunteer Attorney”  in America Family Law Center’s office to consult with people on matters involving family law.  These Volunteer Attorneys do not go to court with clients or represent clients in their cases as part of their volunteerism, but instead, they answer questions, review documents and provide general legal advice and guidance during in-office consultations.  To apply as a Volunteer Attorney, please first register as a participating lawyer in the Texas Lawyer Referral Service by going to TxLRS.org/lawyers, where you may indicate your desire to volunteer.

Attorneys may volunteer, through the Texas Volunteer Attorneys program, to be on a volunteer speakers list.  These attorneys may be offered the following types of opportunities: speak to a group of seniors about probate, wills, and trusts; talk to a group of business people about incorporations and business law matters; talk to a group of professionals about patents, copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property.  To be on the list of volunteer speakers, please first register as a participating lawyer in the Texas Lawyer Referral Service by going to TxLRS.org/lawyers, where you may indicate your desire to volunteer.

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