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Records of the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations


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The "Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations" was the American Law Institute's first comprehensive work in the field of family law. The project as a whole comprises six principal parts: Child Custody; Child Support; Division of Property at Dissolution; Compensatory Payments (formerly known as alimony); Domestic Partners; and Agreements. Mark Ellman served as Chief Reporter.

The Records of the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution include correspondence, meeting materials, drafts, grant material, project proposal material, and other records related to the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution project, published in 2002. The collection spans the years 1985 to 2000.

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  1. Correspondence
  2. Meeting Files
  3. Preliminary Drafts
  4. Council Drafts
  5. Tentative Drafts
  6. Proposed Final Draft Part 1
  7. Subject Files

Received from American Law Institute Headquarters in 2001.

Processed by Jordon Steele, September 2009.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1985-1995.
Box 1 Folder 1-2
Meeting Files, 1989-1990.
Box 1 Folder 3-7
Preliminary Drafts, 1990-1999.
Box 1 Folder 8-15 Box 2 Folder 1-2
Council Drafts, 1993-1999.
Box 2 Folder 3-9
Tentative Drafts, 1995-2000.
Box 2 Folder 10-14
Proposed Final Draft Part 1, 1997 February 14.
Box 2 Folder 15

Conference on the Law and Public Policy of Family Dissolution, 1990 January 4.
Box 3 Folder 1
Grant Application Materials, 1989-1991.
Box 3 Folder 2-3
Project Abstract and Narrative, 1991.
Box 3 Folder 4
Proposals, 1985-1989.
Box 3 Folder 5
Proposed Budget, 1989.
Box 3 Folder 6

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