What we do

The Fathers Group is an advocacy organization based in Springfield, Massachusetts that aims to provide legal and practical advice to fathers who have recently divorced from their spouses. We offer free monthly meetings, up-to-date legal information, helpful trends in psychology, guest speakers, workshops, and more. These activities are designed to minimize family law problems and help people in divorce situations. It is free to join the group, attend meetings, or to ask emergency questions in between meetings.

Who we are

Our team is composed of lawyers and clinical and child psychologist who spend their free time helping fathers understand their legal rights on child custody, child support, property division, and other legal matters.

The Fathers Group is founded and managed by Carol Elizondo and Brent Conner.

Carol Elizondo, Ph.D.

Dr. Elizondo is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has worked with divorced couples, children of divorced parents, and organizations. She has been invited to speak at conferences and trainings about child custody issues and their impact on a child’s development.

Atty. Brent Conner

Specializing in family law, Atty. Conner has worked extensively in the field since the 1980s. He wrote a book about child custody cases that serves as a reference for law students on family law. For his work and advocacy, Atty. Conner has been awarded several times.