‘Family Law’ is Second in Series of Uniform Law Commission Apps


A Boston-based developer of legal apps, Lawyer-Apps, has partnered with the Uniform Law Commission, the organization that drafts uniform laws and promotes their adoption by states, to release an iPad app, Family Law, that provides mobile access to the full text of the ULC’s family law acts, including the official comments and annual updates.

Released this week, the app is the second to be jointly developed by Lawyer-Apps and the ULC. They previously released the Trust & Estates app, which provides the full text of the ULC’s trust and estate acts.

The app is fully searchable or can be browsed on a section-by-section basis. It includes:

  • Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA)
  • Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
  • Uniform Collaborative Law Rules/Act (UCLR/A)
  • Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA)
  • Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act (UGPPA)
  • Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act (UIEDVPOA)
  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2008 Amendments) (UIFSA)
  • Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act (UPMAA)

The app also includes citations and links to state statutes based on the uniform acts for easy comparison.

The app costs $9.99, which includes annual updates to uniform text and continuously updated enactment data. It is available for iPad only.

Lawyer-Apps has also developed a series of apps in conjunction with the American Law Institute (ALI) based on the Uniform Commercial Code: Secured Transactions, Instruments-Deposits-Funds, and Sales & Leases.