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New York Family Law

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New York Family Law Case Law

Court cases pertaining to New York Family Law matters can be found by searching Westlaw or LexisNexis, or by looking in the different case law reporters. These reporters are compilations of court decisions, arranged in chronological order by jurisdiction and court.

New York Reports (NY) and New York Reports, 2nd (NY2d)

  • KFN 5045 .A33
  • Official reporter of cases from the NY Court of Appeals

Appellate Division (AD) and Appellate Division 2nd (AD2d)

  • KFN 5048 .A2
  • Official reporter of cases from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York.

New York Supplement (NYS) and New York Supplement Second Series (NYS2d)

  • KFN5045.A3331
  • Unofficial reporter that includes all cases from the three official reporters.
  • Published by West (uses the key number system).

West’s New York Digest, 4th, St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 1989-

  • KFN 5057 .N43
  • This is a case law finding tool. It contains abstracts of court decisions, arranged by subject. The New York Digest is used to located specific cases in the New York case reporters.

Electronic case law databases