According to the Cornell’s Law School Legal Information Institute: “Family law, also referred to as domestic relations in many states, is the broad body of law that covers marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, domestic violence, reproductive rights, and other matters regarding family relationships. Much of family law originates in English common law traditions surrounding marriage and the family unit. However, modern family law has expanded far beyond its common law roots, and family law is governed mostly by state law which varies highly from state to state.



  1. What Is Marriage?
  2. 3 Different Types of Marital Agreements Under the Law
  3. Prenuptial vs postnuptial agreement
  4. What is a divorce?
  5. What is a legal separation?
  6. Key differences between legal separation and divorce
  7. How to get a divorce
  8. Alimony
  9. Child Support
  10. What happens if child support isn’t paid?
  11. What is child custody?
  12. The different types of child custody
  13. Difference Between Custody and Visitation
  14. What to expect at my child custody hearing
  15. What documents do I need for my child custody case?
  16. Domestic violence and child custody
  17. Homelessness and child custody
  18. Incarceration and child custody
  19. Military and child custody
  20. What is the legal adoption process?
  21. How long does the adoption process take?
  22. How to adopt a child
  23. Adoption Process FAQs
  24. How much do foster parents get paid?
  25. Are foster care records public?
  26. What is a paternity action?
  27. What are the different ways to establish paternity?
  28. How can I file a paternity action?
  29. What are my rights when a paternity action is filed against me?
  30. What happens if the father refuses to acknowledge paternity?