Landmark Divorce Rulings: Top 10

10 Landmark Divorce Rulings

Family court judges have their work cut out for them. Not only must they decipher the dissatisfied grumblings of estranged spouses and pages upon pages of legalese, but they must also draw upon their knowledge of past cases to determine the most equitable divorce settlements and custody agreements. We asked a handful of divorce lawyers (and HuffPost Divorce bloggers) about the most important divorce cases to date--those that fundamentally changed divorce law as we know it. Here, their top ten picks.

Note: Divorce law differs from state to state and is also derived from state statute.

Diemer v. Diemer (1960)

Landmark Divorce Rulings