Family Law Research Guide

This guide is for students conducting introductory research in the area of family law in the United States.


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Select Texts & Treatises

For more texts & treatises, consult Westlaw and Lexis' collections of family law secondary sources, in addition to the law library's catalog

Relevant subject headings from our catalog include:

  • Adoption -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Alimony -- United States
  • Child support -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Domestic relations -- United States
  • Marital property -- United States
  • Marriage law -- United States

Catalog Searching Tips: To search materials in the catalog by subject, use our Advanced Search. Select "subject" in the first drop-down box, then enter a subject heading (such as one of the above) in the corresponding search box.  You can run the search alone or include additional terms in additional search boxes below.  To find books, it may help to first narrow your search to "Law Library Catalog" or "Georgetown Univ. + Local Academic Libraries" using one of the radio buttons at the top of the page.  After running a search, you can sort by "Date-newest first" on the left to put the most recent materials at the top.  You can also narrow your results to books only on the left under "Resource Type."