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Family Law: Laws & Regulations

Statutes

Family law issues are largely governed by state law. To locate statutory code sections on your topic, consult the index to your state’s annotated code and look for relevant terms such as adoption, alimony, child custody, children and minors, divorce, domestic relations, marriage, etc. The state statutory codes are located on the 3rd Floor of the Law Library.

Regulations

To locate regulations on your topic, consult the index to your state’s administrative code and look for relevant terms such as adoption, child abuse, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, foster care, marriage, etc.

Uniform Acts

There are several Uniform Acts related to family law issues, which have been adopted to varying extents in different states.