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New York Family Law: Resources

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2024 4:14 PM

Treatises & Handbooks - NY Family Law


Note that many of these works have pocket parts or supplements.

  • Alderman, et al, New York Practice Guide: Domestic Relations KFN 5115 N48 1988 (NY Alcove)
  • Carrieri & Lansner, Family Court Proceedings, 2nd. ed. KFN 5995 N4932 (NY Alcove)
  • DaSilva, New York Matrimonial Practice, 2nd ed.(Includes forms) KFN 5120 D38 2006 (NY Alcove); also on Westlaw (law students only)
  • Breger, Elkins & Fosbinder, New York Law of Domestic Violence, 2 v. KFN 6121.4 E45 2007 (Also NY Alcove)
  • Foster, Freed, Brandes & Weidman, Law and the Family New York, 2nd ed., Revised KFN 5115 F67 1986 (NY Alcove)
    • v.1 Divorce, Separation and Annulment
    • v.2 Maintenance, Property and Foreign Matrimonial Actions
    • v.3 Equitable Distribution
    • v.4 Child Custody, Child Support, Appellate Practice
    • v.5 Family Court Proceedings
    • v.6 Family Court Proceedings
    • Index/Tables
  • Brandes & Weidman, Law and the Family New York Forms KFN 5115 A65 B73 1995 (NY Alcove)
  • Gallet & Finn, Spouse and Child Support in New York, 2009 ed. KFN 5130 G352 (Also NY Alcove)
  • Kerschensteiner, Callaghan's Family Court Law and Practice in New York, 2 vol. KFN 5116 K47 1981
  • Lansner & Reichler, Matrimonial Actions, 4 v. KFN 5995 N494 (NY Alcove)
  • Schatkin, Vitek, Disputed Paternity Proceedings, 5th ed., 2 v. KFN 452 S33 1997 (NY Alcove)
  • Also Lexis (law students only) 
  • Scheinberg,  Contract Doctrine and Marital Agreements in New York KFN5120 .S336 2011 (NY Alcove )
  • Scheinkman, New York Law of Domestic Relations, 2nd ed., 2 v. KFN 5120 S34 2009 (NY Alcove)
  • Sobie, New York Family Court Practice, plus Supp. KFN 5116 N49 1996 (NY Alcove, Koren AV)
  • Zimmerman, Adoption Law: Practice and Procedure in the 21st Century KFN 5132 A94 2004 (NY Alcove)

Practice Handbooks




New York Jurisprudence 2d KFN5065 .N48 1979 (NY Alcove)(Also Lexis, Westlaw)


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Attorney Conduct - NYS

New York Codes, Rules & Regulations KFN 5035 1960 A22 (Ref Desk)

  • 11 NYCRR 1400, Procedure for Attorneys in Domestic Relations Matters; 
  • 22 NYCRR 202.16, Uniform Rules for the NYS Trial Courts;
  • 22 NYCRR 1200.29a, Disciplinary Rule: Sexual Relations with Clients

Reports & Other Materials

Databases - Family Law

  • Bloomberg BNA
    ---Family Law Reporter (accessible in the Law Library ONLY)
    (NOTE: Law students CAN access this database from ANYWHERE via LEXIS or Westlaw)
  • Bloomberg Law  (law students only - come to Reference Desk for access info)
    ---Family Law Reporter
    ---New York State Legislative Materials
  • LEXIS (law students only)
    Content includes:
    ---New York Civil Practice: Matrimonial Actions by David Lansner & Judith Reichler
    ---New York Civil Practice: Family Court Proceedings by Joseph Carrieri & David Lansner
    ---New York Practice Guide: Domestic Relations (Matthew Bender)
    ---LexisNexis AnswerGuide New York Family Court Proceedings by Joseph R. Carrieri
    ---LexisNexis AnswerGuide New York Matrimonial Actions by Gary H. Tabat
    ---Bender's Forms for Civil Practice: Family Law (Volumes 24 to 28)
         by  Louis R. Frumer; Oscar L. Warren; Joseph J. O'Connell, et. al.
    ---New York Domestic Relations Reporter (2001-2006) (Matthew Bender)
    ---Lindey on Separation Agreements and Antenuptial Contracts 
        by Louis I. Parley; Alexander Lindey
    ---Family Law & Practice by Arnold H. Rutkin
    ---Valuation and Distribution of Marital Property 
         by Arnold H. Rutkin, William M. Troyan, Grace Ganz Blumberg, et. al.
    ---Collier Family Law and the Bankruptcy Code
        ed. by Hon. Margaret Dee McGarity; Alan N. Resnick; Henry J. Sommer
    ---Child Custody and Visitation Law and Practice (Matthew Bender)
    ---Family Law Litigation Guide with Forms: Discovery, Evidence, Trial Practice (Matthew Bender)
    ---Modern Child Custody Practice by Jeff Atkinson
    ---Adoption Law and Practice by Joan H. Hollinger
    ---Representing the Child Client by Michael J. Dale,
    ---Disputed Paternity Proceedings ed. by Carl W. Gilmore
    ---New York Jurisprudence 2d (West)
  • Westlaw (law students only)
    Content includes:
    ---New York Practice Series (NYPRAC)
           New York Family Court Practice by Sobie (Vol. 10)
           New York Law of Domestic Relations by Scheinkman (Vols. 11-12)
    ---Callaghan's Family Court Law & Practice NY (NYFCLP)
    ---Elder Law and Guardianship in New York (NYELDGUARD)
    ---New York Elder Law and Special Needs Practice (NYELDLAW)
    ---New York Law of Domestic Violence (NYLDOMVIOL)
    ---New York Matrimonial Law and Practice (NYMARRIAGE)
    ---New York Matrimonial Practice (NYMATRLAW)
    ---New York Family Law Form Finder
    ---General (Non-state specific) Family Law FormFinder
    ---Multi-state Family Law FormFinder
    ---West's McKinney's Forms - Matrimonial and Family Law (MCF-MFL)
    ---New York Forms Legal & Business - Family Law (NY-FAMLF)
  • HeinOnline 
      ---New York Legal Research Library 
      ---Law Journal Library
      ---HeinOnline Advanced Search Tips


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Attorney for the Child Research Papers

The following research papers were authored by students from SUNY Buffalo Law School who participated in externships at the Children's Legal Center and the Legal Aid Society's Attorney for the Child Office. The paper topics were suggested by Attorneys for Children in the Fourth Department who encountered these issues in practice. 

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