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Guide to Online Secondary Sources: Family Law

Guide to Secondary Legal Resources on Lexis and Westlaw

Family Law (see also --Bankruptcy Law; --Tax Law)

 

Title Author(s) or Editor(s) Publisher

Coverage

U.S. - General      
Family Law & Practice (Lexis) Arnold H. Rutkin Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. federal and state law with some state-specific statute text
Family Law Litigation Guide with Forms: Discovery, Evidence, Trial Practice (Lexis) Lawrence P. Hampton et al. Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. federal and some state law (procedural and evidentiary rules)
       
U.S. - Parent and Child      

Child Custody Practice and Procedure (Westlaw)

Linda D. Elrod

Thomson Reuters

 

Modern Child Custody Practice (Lexis) Jeff Atkinson Matthew Bender & Co. Some discussion of  the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Hague Convention
Child Custody and Visitation Law and Practice (Lexis) Sandra Morgan Little Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. and some international 
Determining Child and Spousal Support (Westlaw) Marian F. Dobbs Thomson Reuters  
Child Support Guidelines:  Interpretation and Application (Westlaw) Laura W. Morgan Wolters Kluwer  
American Parentage Law (Lexis) Jeffrey A. Parness Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. federal and state
Children and the Law:  Rights and Obligations (Westlaw) Thomas A. Jacobs Thomson Reuters  
Adoption Law and Practice (Lexis) Joan Heifetz Hollinger Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. and some international
Disputed Paternity Proceedings (Lexis) Carl W. Gilmore Matthew Bender & Co. Mostly federal with some coverage of child support enforcement abroad
Representing the Child Client (Lexis) Michael J. Dale et al. Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. federal and state (new developments)
       
U.S. - Spousal Relations      
Gitlin on Divorce (Lexis) H. Joseph Gitlin Matthew Bender & Co. Illinois divorce law
Equitable Distribution of Property (Westlaw) Brett R. Turner Thomson Reuters  
Divorce, Separation and the Distribution of Property (Lexis)   Law Journal Press U.S. federal and state
Valuation and Distribution of Marital Property (Lexis) Arnold H. Rutkin et al. Matthew Bender & Co. Community property and equitable distribution jurisdictions
Determining Child and Spousal Support (Westlaw) Marian F. Dobbs Thomson Reuters  
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (Westlaw) Michael B. Snyder Thomson Reuters  
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders:  Strategy and Liability for the Family Law Attorney (Lexis) Raymond S. Dietrich Matthew Bender & Co. U.S. federal and state
       
U.S. - Domestic Crime/Violence      
Domestic Violence: Practice and Procedure (Law Library Closed Reserve) (Westlaw) Isabelle Scott Thomson Reuters Covers civil and criminal law
Domestic Torts: Civil Lawsuits Arising from Criminal Conduct within Family Relationships (Westlaw) R. Keith Perkins Thomson Reuters
       
California      
California Family Law (Matthew Bender Practice Guide) (Lexis) Kathryn Kirkland Matthew Bender & Co.  
California Family Law Practice (California Family Law Report) (Westlaw) Stephen Adams Thomson Reuters Also covers U.S. federal law
California Family Law Litigation Guide (Lexis) Richard E. Denner, Stephen A. Kolodny, and Stephen James Wagner Matthew Bender & Co.  
California Family Law Practice and Procedure (Lexis)

Kathryn Kirkland, Janet Frankel, and
Sandra Mayberry

Matthew Bender & Co. Some federal law and interstate issues
Complex Issues in California Family Law (Lexis) Dawn Gray and Stephen James Wagner Matthew Bender & Co. Some federal
California Community Property Law (Westlaw) William W. Bassett Thomson Reuters Also covers U.S. federal law
California Community Property with Tax Analysis (Lexis) Kathryn Kirkland Matthew Bender & Co.  
Seiser and Kumli on California Juvenile Courts Practice and Procedure (Lexis)

Gary C. Seiser, Kurt Kumli, et al.

Matthew Bender & Co. Also covers U.S. federal law
       
International      
International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Family & Succession (Westlaw) Lynn Dennis Wardle et al. Thomson Reuter  
International Family Law Practice (Westlaw) Jeremy D. Morley Thomson Reuters