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Family Law

Guide to divorce, custody, guardian ad litem, adoption and other family law issues with focus on Missouri.

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.

 

Gavel reading family law

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yleispol.svg.  License:  Public Domain

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