family law
family law n: an area of law dealing with family relations including divorce, adoption, paternity, custody, and support

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

family law
n. Collectively, those laws dealing with matters of significant impact on family relationships, particularly adoption, divorce, custody, and abuse.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


family law
Statutes, court decisions, and provisions of the federal and state constitutions that relate to family relationships, rights, duties, and finances.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


family law
I
Statutes, court decisions, and provisions of the federal and state constitutions that relate to family relationships, rights, duties, and finances.
II Those areas of the law pertaining to families, i.e., marriage, divorce, child custody, juvenile, paternity, etc.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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