Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence. Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships. Adoption, divorce, and child custody are family law related. Attorneys specialize in adoption, and paternity. Family law is divorce, property settlements, and alimony. Child custody and visitation, child support are also family law. Adoption to adopt a child, and in some cases, an adult. Family law is an area of the law that deals with family matters. Marriages, paternity testing, legal guardian, is family law. Property acquired by either spouse during the course of a marriage that is subject to division upon divorce. Alimony made to one spouse by the other for support during a legal separation or divorce. Prenup made before marrying in which person gives up future rights to property in a divorce.