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Charts 2020: Family Law in the Fifty States, D.C., and Puerto Rico, Part 1

Family Law Quarterly publishes these comprehensive charts annually in its "Year in Review" issue. The charts summarize family law statutes in each state by topic.

We would appreciate your comments or suggestions for additions or deletions to any of the information presented in these tables. Please e-mail Lisa Comforty, Managing Editor, at [email protected].

The general public can obtain additional information by contacting the appropriate state or local bar association.

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Please note:
Matters dealing with marriage, divorce, separation, domestic violence, child abduction, child custody & visitation, child support, adoption, trusts, wills, estates, property, etc. are under the jurisdiction of state and local courts. The American Bar Association Section of Family Law is a national association for marital and family law attorneys. We are not qualified or able to provide legal advice. If you need to consult with a lawyer and are unable to locate one through your personal contacts, please visit the ABA's Find Legal Help website.