Domestic Relations

Introduction to Domestic Relations Law

Contracts Related to Marriage

Brief History of Domestic Relations Law
Development of Rights of Women

Governmental Regulation of Marriage

Contracts Preventing or Promoting Marriage
Premarital Agreements/
Antenuptial Contracts
Suits for Breach of Promise to Marry
Cohabitation Agreements
Establishing Paternity
Assisted Reproduction
Unmarried Fathers’ Rights
Termination of Parental Rights
Child Custody

Child Support

Family Relationships

Intra-Family Immunities in Tort Actions

Torts of Minors

Contracts of Minors

Special Rules Governing Minors

Dissolution of the Marriage - Annulment and Divorce

Dissolution of the Marriage - Financial Aspects


Nature of Divorce

Separation Agreements

Divorce Jurisdiction
Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce

Property Division

Historical Background of Alimony

Types of Alimony/Spousal Support

Modifications or Termination of Alimony

Tax Considerations




Dissolution of the Marriage - Child Custody and Support

Formal Marriage

Common Law Marriage
Same Sex Marriage