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Family Law

This is a subject guide on family law is focused on California.

This guide has selected resources available through the Law Library dealing with Family Law in California. It is designed to guide the researcher to relevant material on this subject.

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Scholarly Writing Guide

If you are going to write a paper on this topic, then it's best to be sure not just that you have found relevant information but that you have not missed any authoritative sources and that your paper is not preempted. To do this kind of thorough research, and to begin to understand the concept of preemption and how to avoid it, check the scholarly writing guide. In addition, look for the option to contact us on the library home page so that you can make an appointment with a Reference Librarian.


This guide was created by Gina Catalano and then updated by Ian Kipnes and then Robert O'Leary. It was last updated January 13, 2021 by Robert O'Leary.