This article is concerned with the dissolution by legal proceedings of the marriage relationship in whole or in part, the grounds for, and the general operation and effect of such dissolution. Procedural matters pertaining to dissolution or divorce proceedings are also included. The article also discusses rights, duties, and liabilities respecting spousal support, the division of marital property, and the determination of property rights, including agreements pertaining to these matters and the equitable distribution by the courts of marital property. Also included is discussion of the custody and support of the children of the parties, child visitation rights, the operation and effect of foreign divorces, and foreign support or custody judgments or decrees.
Various aspects of divorce and separation are affected by federal statutes, including payment of civil service retirement benefits, military retirement pay, restrictions on garnishment, full faith and credit for child custody determinations and child support orders, marriages of veterans, education assistance for survivors and dependents of veterans, effective dates of veterans' benefit awards and of reductions and discontinuances of veterans' benefits, Social Security insurance benefits, enforcement of obligation to make child support or alimony payment, aid to families with children, and procedures for child support enforcement; aid to families with children.
Abandonment, desertion or nonsupport of persons by other persons charged with such responsibility, criminal liability for, see Am. Jur. 2d, Desertion and Nonsupport §§ 1 et seq.
Adoption of children and the rights and duties pertaining to adopted children, see Am. Jur. 2d, Adoption §§ 1 et seq.
Adultery and fornication as criminal offenses, see Am. Jur. 2d, Adultery and Fornication §§ 1 et seq.
Adverse possession rights, effect of divorce or separation on, see Am. Jur. 2d, Adverse Possession § 184
Annulment of void or voidable marriage, see Am. Jur. 2d, Annulment of Marriage §§ 1 et seq.
Dower or curtesy, spouse's right to, see Am. Jur. 2d, Dower and Curtesy §§ 1 et seq.
Habeas corpus proceedings to determine or enforce the right to custody of a child, see Am. Jur. 2d, Habeas Corpus and Postconviction Remedies §§ 72 to 76
Homestead rights and exemptions of spouses, see Am. Jur. 2d, Homestead §§ 1 et seq.
Husband and wife inter se and in regard to third persons, see Am. Jur. 2d, Husband and Wife §§ 1 et seq.
Illegitimate children, status and rights of, and presumptions as to, see Am. Jur. 2d, Illegitimate Children §§ 1 et seq.
Marriage, nature, validity, and requisites of, see Am. Jur. 2d, Marriage §§ 1 et seq.
Minor children, capacities, disabilities, privileges, and liabilities of, see Am. Jur. 2d, Infants §§ 36 et seq.
Minor children, protection and custody of, see Am. Jur. 2d, Infants §§ 13 et seq.
Ne exeat proceedings, generally, see Am. Jur. 2d, Ne Exeat §§ 1 et seq.
Parent and child, rights, duties, and responsibilities between, see Am. Jur. 2d, Parent and Child §§ 1 et seq.
Support of persons, agreements as to, generally, see Am. Jur. 2d, Support of Persons §§ 1 et seq.
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, see Am. Jur. 2d, Desertion and Nonsupport § 73Read this complete Am Jur 2d section on Westlaw
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