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Family Law Research: Primary Sources

This guide provides research related guidance relative to Family Law in general, with a focus on New York & New Jersey

Legislation

New York's Domestic Relations Law (DOM)

Article 1 - (1 - 2) SHORT TITLE; DEFINITIONS

Article 2 - (5 - 8) MARRIAGES

Article 3 - (10 - 25) SOLEMNIZATION, PROOF AND EFFECT OF MARRIAGE

Article 4 - (50 - 61) CERTAIN RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF HUSBAND AND WIFE

Article 5 - (70 - 74) THE CUSTODY AND WAGES OF CHILDREN

Article 5-A - UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT

Article 6 - (80 - 85) GUARDIANS

Article 7 - (109-117) ADOPTION

Article 8 - (121 - 124) SURROGATE PARENTING CONTRACTS

Article 9 - (140 - 146) ACTION TO ANNUL A MARRIAGE OR DECLARE IT VOID

Article 10 - (170 - 175) ACTION FOR DIVORCE

Article 11 - (200 - 203) ACTION FOR SEPARATION

Article 11-A - (210 - 211) SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO DIVORCE AND SEPARATION

Article 12 - (220 - 221) DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE ON GROUND OF ABSENCE

Article 13 - (230 - 255) PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF MATRIMONIAL ACTION

Article 15 - (270 - 272) LAWS REPEALED; WHEN TO TAKE EFFECT

New York's Family Court Act (FCT)

Article 1 - FAMILY COURT ESTABLISHED

Article 2 - ADMINISTRATION, MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS, ATTORNEYS FOR CHILDREN, AUXILIARY

Article 3 - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

Article 4 - SUPPORT PROCEEDINGS

Article 5 - PATERNITY PROCEEDINGS

Article 5-A - (571) SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY

Article 5-B - UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT

Article 6 - PERMANENT TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, ADOPTION, GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY

Article 7 - PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING WHETHER A PERSON IS IN NEED OF SUPERVISION

Article 8 - FAMILY OFFENSES PROCEEDINGS

Article 9 - CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS

Article 10 - CHILD PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS

Article 10-A - (1086 - 1090-A) PERMANENCY HEARINGS FOR CHILDREN PLACED OUT OF THEIR HOMES

Article 10-B - (1091) FORMER FOSTER CARE YOUTH RE-ENTRY PROCEEDINGS

Article 10-C - (1092 - 1096) DESTITUTE CHILDREN

Article 11 - (1111 - 1122) APPEALS

Article 12 - (1211) SEPARABILITY

New York's Penal Law (PEN)

Sections 120.00-120.12 (assault offenses)
Section 120.13 - 120.15 (menacing offenses)
Section 120.45 - 120.60 (stalking offenses)
Section 121.11 - 121.14 (strangulation offenses)

Case Law