Nature and Purpose of this Research Guide
"family law. The body of law dealing with marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody and support, and other domestic-relations issues." - Black's Law Dictionary
The purpose of this research guide is to support scholarship of students and faculty in family law, which is one of UMKC Law School's areas of emphasis. A separate research guide, linked under the tab, Family Law for Self-Represented Individuals, has been prepared for those needing assistance with their own family law issues, but they may also find this guide helpful. In addition, a separate research guide has been prepared on Domestic Violence.