The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Ohio Chapter was chartered in 1990 for charitable and educational purposes. The Ohio Chapter has a history of supporting charitable organizations that advance one of the AAML's most important goals — the protection of children and families. The Ohio Chapter solicits proposals for programs or activities which promote these goals and awards grants to those organizations which the Ohio Chapter deems most meritorious.
The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers considers grant applications for proposals designed to:
- Provide financial assistance to organizations by way of grants to help protect families, parents and children adversely affected by the breakup of the family unit;
- Support projects pertaining to children in custody disputes, dependency cases, and similar situations;
- Support programs in schools, courts, and organizations to help children cope with the breakup of families;
- Teach mothers, fathers, and parental caregivers how to parent and co-parent effectively;
- Provide counseling to children of families experiencing domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and mental illness;
- Promote relationship enrichment programs to help prevent the breakup of families;
- Promote 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
- Promote innovation, research, and education in support of the mission of the Ohio Chapter.
- A complete copy of the eligibility requirements and guidelines for proposals are included in the Application Form.