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Developments in New York Family Law  

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Browse the pocket parts
    The pocket parts and supplements to the family law TREATISES and PRACTICE HANDBOOKS in the NY ALCOVE will alert you to new developments and emerging issues in the law.
  • Make note of the NYS Bills
    Do a WORD SEARCH for BILLS introduced in the NY Legislature. Try searching for "family" or "domestic" or "child" OR "children" or other words.
  • Search the blogs
    Examine the results for this Google Blog Search:

    "new york state" law (family OR child OR domestic OR marriage OR divorce)

    and try some other searches!
  • Browse the legal blogs (Blawgs)
    Scan the most recent postings of family law blogs at the Justia site.
  • Search for Tweets
    See the results for this Twitter Search: ny law child

    and try additional searches here (or in the search box at TOP RIGHT of screen):
  • Examine NY laws compared to other states'
    For example, examine the
    Statutory Summary Charts (50 states- statutes regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking) from the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence.

    SEE ALSO: Comparative (State) Family Law box (on this page)
  • Search News Resources
    List of databases -- Newspapers Online (UB resource guide)

Data Sources


  • BNA Family Law Reporter
    Scroll down and click on "Family Law Reporter." Search and browse this BNA resource for news and issues in family law nationwide.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    SELECT A TOPIC of interest, then CLICK ON A CATEGORY, then FILTER using choices in LEFT FRAME).
    International Environmental law-related topics include:
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Comparative (State) Family Law

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