Family Code or family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations. In many countries, the family code is primarily based on traditions and informal practices. Its scope includes, but is not limited to:
- The nature of marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.
- Issues arising during marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction.
- The termination of the relationship and ancillary matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- American Bar Association - Family Law Section
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Representing Children Worldwide: How Children are Represented in Protective Proceedings (Yale Law Resource)
- LII resources on Family Law
- Family Court of Australia Web Site
- The Family Law Act 1975
- Child Support (Assessment) Act, 1989
- Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
- Tokyo High Court: Sweden v. Yamaguchi, or In the Matter of Mary Ann Vaughn 1956