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Select New York Statutes

Below are select statutes referenced in articles and cases

 

  • Domestic Relations Law (DRL)
  • Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR)
  • Interstate Custody and Relocation: UCCJEA and PKPA
  • Family Court Act (FCA)
  • New York Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Appellate Courts
  • New York Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Trial Courts
  • Estate, Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL)

Domestic Relations Law (DRL)

DRL 5   Incestuous and void marriages


DRL 6   Void Marriages


DRL 7   Voidable Marriages


DRL 10 Marriage is a civil contract


DRL 10-A Parties to a marriage


DRL 10-B Religious exception


DRL 11 By whom a marriage must be solemnized


DRL 13 Marriage licenses


DRL 15-a Marriages of minors under fourteen years of age


DRL 70  Habeas corpus for child detained by parent


DRL 72 Special proceeding or habeas corpus to obtain visitation rights or custody in respect to certain infant grandchildren


DRL 75 UCCJEA: Short title and statement of legislative intent


DRL 76 UCCJEA: Jurisdiction


DRL 77 UCCJEA: Enforcement


DRL 78 UCCJEA: Application and Construction


DRL 78-a UCCJEA: Severability clause


DRL 140 Action for judgment declaring nullity of void marriages or annulling voidable marriage


DRL 141 Action to annul marriage on ground of incurable mental illness for five years


DRL 142 Dismissal of complaint in action by next friend to annul a marriage


DRL 143 Jury trial


DRL 144 Proof Required


DRL 146 Judgment, how far conclusive


DRL 170 Action for divorce


DRL 171 When divorce denied, although adultery proved


DRL 173 Jury trial for divorce grounds


DRL 200 Action for separation


DRL 210 Limitations on divorce or separation


DRL 211 Pleadings proof and motions


DRL 220 Dissolution of marriage on ground of absence


DRL 221 Procedure for dissolution of marriage on ground of absence


DRL 230 Required residence of parties


DRL 232 Notice of nature of matrimonial action; proof of service


DRL 234 Title to or occupancy and possession of property


DRL 236B New actions or proceedings (equitable distribution and maintenance)


DRL 237 Counsel fees and expenses


DRL 238 Counsel fees in enforcement proceedings


DRL 240 Custody and child support; orders of protection


DRL 240-a Judgment of decree; additional provisions


DRL 240-b Order of support by parent


DRL 240-c Review and cost of living adjustment of child support orders


DRL 241 Interference with or withholding of visitation rights;  alimony or maintenance suspension


DRL 243 Security for payments by defendant in action for divorce, separation or annulment;  sequestration


DRL 244 Enforcement by execution of judgment or order in action for divorce, separation or annulment


DRL 244-a Enforcement of arrears which accrue during pendency of an enforcement proceeding


DRL 244-b Child support proceedings and enforcement of arrears;  suspension of driving privileges


DRL 244-c Child support proceedings and enforcement of arrears;  suspensions of state professional, occupational and business licenses


DRL 244-d Child support proceedings and enforcement of arrears;  suspension of recreational license


DRL 245 Enforcement by contempt proceedings of judgment or order in action for divorce, separation or annulment


DRL 246 Persons financially unable to comply with orders or judgments directing the payment of alimony


DRL 247 Alimony or maintenance payments suspended during confinement in prison


DRL 248 Modification of judgment or order in action for divorce or annulment


DRL 249 Trial preferences in matrimonial actions


DRL 250 Agreements relating to marriage;  statute of limitations


DRL 251 Filing of order in family court


DRL 252 Effect of pendency of action for divorce, separation or annulment on petition for order of protection


DRL 253 Removal of barriers to remarriage


DRL 254 Confidentiality


DRL 255 Prerequisites for judgments under articles nine, ten and eleven


Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR)


CPLR Article 3: Jurisdiction and Service, Appearance and Choice of Court


CPLR 304 Method of commencing action or special proceeding


CPLR 306: Proof of service


CPLR 306-a Index number in an action commenced in supreme or county court


CPLR 306-b Service of the summons and complaint, summons with notice


CPLR 308 Personal service upon a natural person


CPLR Article 22: Stay, Motions, Orders and Mandates


CPLR 2201 Stay


CPLR 2214: Motion papers service; time


CPLR 2215: Relief demanded by other than the moving party


CPLR 2221 Motion affecting prior order (motion to renew & motion to reargue)


CPLR Article 30: Remedies and Pleadings


CPLR 3011 Kinds of Pleadings (Complaint, Answer & Reply)


CPLR 3014 Statements of Pleadings


CPLR 3016(c) Pleadings in Divorce or Separation


CPLR 3018 Responsive Pleadings (denials, affirmative defenses)


CPLR 3019 Counterclaims and Cross-claims


CPLR 3020 Verification


CPLR 3021 Form of affidavit of verification


CPLR 3026 Liberal construction of pleadings


CPLR Article 31: Disclosure


CPLR 3101: Scope of disclosure


CPLR 3110 Where the deposition is to be taken within the state


CPLR 3111 Production of things at the examination


CPLR 3112 Errors in notice for taking depositions


CPLR 3113 Conduct of examination


CPLR 3114 Examination of witness who does not understand the English language


CPLR 3115 Objections to qualification of person taking deposition, competency, questions and answers


CPLR 3116 Signing deposition, physical preparation, copies


CPLR 3117 Use of Depositions


CPLR 3120 Notice for discovery and inspection


CPLR 3124 Failure to disclose, motion to compel discovery


CPLR 3125 Place where motion to compel disclosure made


CPLR 3126 Penalties for refusal to comply with order or to disclose


CPLR 3130 Use of interrogatories


CPLR 3131 Scope of interrogatories


CPLR 3132 Service of interrogatories


CPLR 3133 Service of answers or objections to interrogatories


CPLR Article 32: Accelerated Judgment


CPLR 3211 Motion to dismiss


CPLR 3212 Motion for summary judgment


CPLR Article 44: Trial Motions


CPLR 4404: Post-trial motion for judgment and new trial


CPLR 4405 Time and judge before whom post-trial motion made


CPLR Article 45: Evidence


CPLR 4502 Spouse: Incompetency to testify where issue adultery


CPLR Article 50: Judgments Generally


CPLR 5015 Relief from judgment or order


CPLR Article 55: Appeals Generally


CPLR 5501 Scope of review


CPLR 5511 Permissible appellant and respondent


CPLR 5512 Appealable paper; entry of order made out of court


CPLR 5513 Time to take appeal, cross-appeal or move for permission to appeal


CPLR 5514 Extension of time to take appeal or to move for permission to appeal


CPLR 5515 Taking an appeal; notice of appeal


CPLR 5516 Motion for permission to appeal


CPLR 5517 Subsequent  orders


CPLR 5518 Preliminary  injunction  or  temporary  restraining order by  appellate division


CPLR 5519 Stay of enforcement


CPLR 5520 Omissions; appeal by improper method


CPLR 5522 Disposition of appeal


CPLR 5525 Preparation and settlement of transcript; statement in lieu of transcript


CPLR 5526 Content and form of record on appeal


CLPR 5527 Statement in lieu of record on appeal


CPLR 5528 Content of briefs and appendices


CPLR 5529 Form of briefs and appendices


CPLR 5530 Filing record and briefs; service of briefs


CPLR 5531 Description of action


CPLR Article 57: Appeals to the Appellate Division


CPLR 5701 Appeals to appellate division from supreme and county courts


CPLR 5702 Appeals to appellate division from other courts of original instance


CPLR 5703 Appeals to appellate division from appellate courts


CPLR 5704 Review of ex parte orders


 

Interstate Custody and Relocation: UCCJEA and PKPA


UCCJEA (DRL 75, DRL 76, DRL 77, DRL 78 and DRL 78A) Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act


PKPA Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act


 

Family Court Act

New York Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Appellate Courts

New York Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Trial Courts

Estate, Powers and Trusts Law