How to Use This Guide
Family law, also called domestic relations, covers a wide variety of topics. Some of the topics covered by this guide include: premarital agreements, paternity, marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, property considerations and adoption. This guide also touches on areas of law that are usually closely connected to family law, such as estate planning and criminal law.
Family law policies and regulations, with few exceptions, are decided by state lawmakers. It is therefore crucial to family law research to identify the jurisdiction before doing research on a specific problem. For nationwide policy considerations, jurisdictional issues are not as important.
These links direct you to the Florida Statutes online. The Library also has the Florida Statutes in paper.
Basic Florida Information