domestic relations
n.
The branch of law that handles family matters such as divorce, adoption, and custody.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


domestic relations
The field of law that includes divorce, child custody, child support, and alimony.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

domestic relations
n.
   a polite term for the legal field of divorce, dissolution, annulment, child custody, child support and alimony.
   See also: divorce

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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