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.
  • Upcoming Events
    • January 27, 2015 FLS and YLS Membership Networking Event

      Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Section Membership Networking Event 

      Proper West, 54 W. 39th Street, New York, NY 10018

      January 27, 2015 
      6:00PM to 8:00PM

      RSVP to Tina Rothaupt at


      For more information about Young Lawyers Section, contact Tiffany Bardwell at

      For more information about Family Law Section, contact Lisa Bataille at

      Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

    • Family Law Section Annual Meeting 2015: Thursday January 29

      Thursday, January 29, 2015

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      Reception/Luncheon 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Matrimonial and Family Law; Visions For the Future.

      Meeting 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Recent Developments and Case Updates; Child Custody Conundrums and Contemporary Issues.

      Chair’s Reception 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      The Carnegie Club
      156 West 56th Street
      (Limited Space: click here to RSVP)  

      To purchase a table for the Family Law Section Luncheon, please complete the Table Reservation form

      Register Online Now!  Or download Annual Meeting Registration Form and return with your payment by faxing to 518.463.5993

    • Save the Date! Family Section Summer Meeting

      Save the Date!

      Family Law Section Summer Meeting
      High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY

      July 8-12, 2015

      Watch for registration information.

  • Join The Section

    Why Join the NYSBA Family Law 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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  • Status of Pending Legislation

    Family Law Section

    Status of Pending Legislation