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New York Family Law

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New York Family Law Statutes

New York Family Law Statutes, New York, NY:  Lexis Pub., 1999- 

  • Also known as the “Yellowbook,” this is the Bible, if you will, for the family law practitioner.  This title contains the complete text of the Domestic Relations Law, Family Court Act, Social Services Law, and various Court Rules relating to family law. Also includes a New York Court Directory.   

McKinney’s Law and the Family New York, St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2000

  • This publication is a collection of Family Law and related titles found in the New York code. It contains the Domestic Relations Law, the Family Court Act, and Social Services Law, plus selected sections from the Civil Practice Law and Rules, Civil Rights Law, Code of Professional Responsibility, and New York Rules of Court, as they relate to families.

McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York, Annotated, St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 1999-

  • Arranged by Title & Section numer Ex. Domestic Relations Law, Sec. 240 et seq.
  • Subject index to entire set. Ex. “Custody of Children”.
  • Family Law related forms are available in a separate set:
    • Print:  McKinney's Forms for the Consolidated Laws of New York
    • Electronically:  Westlaw (MCF-ALL)

New York Consolidated Laws Service, Charlottesville, Va.: LexisNexis, 1976-

  • Annotated Statutes With Forms
  • Text of laws identical to McKinney's
  • Forms are included following statutes

Model / Uniform Laws

American Law Institute, ALI’s Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations, Newark, NJ: Lexis Nexis, 2002.

American Law Institute, Uniform Laws Annotated (ULA), St. Paul : West Group, 1968-

  • Matrimonial and family laws are contained in several volumes, parts, and subparts of volume 9. Among the Uniform Acts included are: the Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, the Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, the Divorce Recognition Act, and the Marital Property Act.
  • Available in print and on Westlaw (ULA).