Family Law Section

  • Family Law Section
    The purpose of this Section shall be to bring together, for the furtherance of their mutual interests, and the public interest, members of the New York State Bar Association who are concerned about matrimonial and family law.
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    Family Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Family Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • May 5 FLS Diversity Comm Networking Reception


      Cinco de Mayo Networking Cocktail Reception

      May 5, 2016
      Law firm of Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP 

      12 East 49th Street, 32nd Floor
      New York, NY 10017 

      6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

      We welcome ALL attorneys -- seasoned and new -- with an interest in the practice of all areas of Family Law.  Get the best advice for developing a successful practice, build useful professional relationships, get tips for tackling the challenges faced by family law practitioners.

      The event is FREE but you must REGISTER by April 29th. Register online here.

      Questions? email Sharon Hoskins at 

    • Family Law Section 2016 Summer Meeting - July 7-9

      Save the Date!
      The Family Law Section summer meeting will be held July 7-9, 2016 at The Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT.

      Registration and Hotel information to follow.

  • Join The Section

    Be a part of this Section and become a well-informed advocate for the myriad of issues affecting families today. The Section publishes the must-read Family Law Review. Enjoy online access to the Family Law Internet Sampler which encourages Section members to use technology to its greatest advantage. The Section's ever-popular annual summer meeting has become a hot spot for Section networking. Achieve professional recognition through exclusive committee involvement like Family Court and Child Custody, and Special Committees including Legal Representation of Children and Long-Range Planning.

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  • Family Law Review


    The Family Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of family law on various topics. including divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, child custody and adoption. Also featured are Selected Cases and Recent Legislation, Decisions, and Trends. The Family Law Review is published by the Family Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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