The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation

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About AAML Foundation

Our Mission Statement

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which advances one of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ most important goals of protecting families, particularly children. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance to organizations, by way of grants, in order to help families, particularly the children, adversely affected by the breakup of the family unit. This mission is accomplished by supporting projects pertaining to children in custody disputes, dependency cases and similar situations; supporting programs in schools, courts and organizations that help children cope with the breakup of families; teaching parental caregivers how to co-parent effectively; providing counseling to children of families experiencing domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness; supporting relationship enrichment programs to help prevent the breakup of families; supporting pro bono and low-cost family law legal representation and ancillary mental health services, for both indigent clients and their children, who are adversely affected by the breakup of the family unit; and supporting innovation, research and education consistent with this Mission Statement.

Brief Overview

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation was created in 1990 by fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is comprised of the nation’s top attorneys who are experts in the field of matrimonial law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, legal separation, annulment, custody, property valuation, support and the rights of unmarried cohabitors. The purpose of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law, to the end that the welfare of the family and society be protected.

Affiliation with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

The Foundation is comprised of fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and others committed to improving the practice of matrimonial and family law and promoting and protecting the family. The Foundation is affiliated with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in that it was founded by Academy fellows and works as a charitable organization to advance the Academy’s overall goals of protecting families and improving the practice of matrimonial law. The Foundation operates under its own leadership, however. It has an independent board of directors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer fellows and elects its own officers. It has been designated a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.