Family law (also called Matrimonial Law) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including:
- Marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships
- Adoption and surrogacy
- Child abuse and child abduction
- The termination of relationships and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards.
- Juvenile adjudication
- Paternity testing and paternity fraud