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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Family Law

A good general Internet resource is Hieros Gamos, which links to U.S, foreign and international materials. The ABA Section of Family Law posts a 50 state survey covering a wide range of family law topics. The Family Advocate and other ABA publications are listed on the ABA Web site.

Adoption: Adoption information is available at www.cyfc.umn.edu/Adoptinfo, www.adoptivefam.org and www.adoption.com. For news and analysis, try www.fpsol.com/adoption/advocates.html. A chart summarizing the marriage laws of each state is posted on the Legal Information Institute (LII) website (www.law.cornell.edu/wex/table_adoption).

Divorce: Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII) posts a chart summarizing the divorce laws of each state and provides links to the full text of each state's divorce laws (www.law.cornell.edu/topics/Table_Divorce.htm). More information is posted by the ABA Section of Family Law. Divorcesource posts each state's divorce & child custody laws, plus articles and lists of family law-related professionals for each state. For more divorce-related info, visit DivorceNet.

The website of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement provides information on tracking down dead beat dads including agency reports, legislation, regulations and links to related state websites.

For a good treatise on equitable distribution, see Equitable Distribution of Property (West). For the tax angle, see Frumkes on Divorce Taxation (James Publishing).

Marriage: A chart summarizing the marriage laws of each state is posted on the Legal Information Institute (LII) Web site (www.law.cornell.edu/topics/Table_Marriage.htm). Links to key cases and the full text of state laws are posted on the LII Marriage page (www.law.cornell.edu/topics/marriage.html).

See Also
Vital Records

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