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
    • Register Now! Family Law Section Summer Meeting

      Family Law Section
      The Equinox Resort and Spa 
      July 7-10, 2016 


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      Join your friends and colleagues for the 2016 Summer Meeting of the Family Law Section being held July 7-10 at The Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, VT.   

      You will notice on the registration form that the Equinox is sold out.  For those of you who have already booked your hotel room; please send in your registration form as soon as possible.  If you have found since booking that you are not able to attend; please cancel your room as soon as possible to open it up for fellow attendees.  There is a site listed on the registration form for suggestions for alternative accommodations.   

      Online Registration is now available.   Download the Program (PDF);  Registration Form (PDF) and 
      Children's Registration Form (PDF)   

       Enjoy the social activities such as:

      “Studio UnCorked” at the Southern VT Arts Center 
      Golf Tournament
      The book club is back!
      Hiking….And all The Equinox has to offer
      Kids’ Camp is back. Be sure to sign up your kids for outdoor fun, dinners and more!

      Don’t wait to register - register now and receive the “Early Bird” discounts! Use Coupon Code: FAMSU16 when checking out. 
      There will NOT be a hard copy mailing of this brochure. 

  • 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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