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Domestic Relations Law Research Guide


Treatises and Handbooks


Family Law Update 

Contains broad coverage of current issues in the realm of family law, including topics such as State Family and Medical Leave Laws, ERISA benefits, and premarital agreements.

Available on Westlaw. 


Family Law Checklists 

A practical guide to domestic relations litigation, presenting the steps, options, and considerations for successfully completing a case.

Available on Westlaw. 


Children & the Law: Rights and Obligations 

Children and the Law: Rights & Obligations provides an in-depth analysis of children's legal rights as consumers, victims, and perpetrators.

Available on Westlaw.


Child Custody Practice and Procedures 

Using "best interests" as a guiding force, this title presents strategies for winning favorable decisions in all types of custody arrangements. Jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Act and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980 is examined, as well as other jurisdictional issues and interstate custody matters.

Available on Westlaw.


Child Custody and Visitation 

This national publication covers all custody and visitation matters handled by the family law practitioner including: Every phase of a disputed custody or visitation proceeding, effective use of expert witnesses, substantive law of custody and visitation, practical advice on management of a case, and analysis of UCCJEA, PKPA, ICWA, and the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Available on Lexis+.


Lindey and Parley on Separation Agreements and Antenuptial Contracts 

A complete source for family law agreement forms, including premarital, separation, and marital settlement agreements, as well as cohabitation and postnuptial agreements. Lindey and Parley also covers attorney-client fee agreements and related transactional forms. Streamlined and modernized to make your research more efficient, this resource includes nearly 600 easy-to-use forms. 

Available on Lexis+.


Adoption Law and Practice 

A premiere treatise by the most respected name in adoption law, places local issues in broader context, provides information about interstate, state-federal, and international aspects of adoption, and is the acknowledged authority for dealing with the increased "constitutionalizing" of adoption law and practice.

Available on Lexis+.

Hornbooks and Study Aids