Family Law for the Paralegal : Concepts and Applications

Family Law for the Paralegal : Concepts and Applications

Description

KEY BENEFIT: Family Law for the Paralegal: Concepts and Applications provides a thorough introduction to the basics of family law and procedure, addressing all key areas most commonly encountered in a family law practice. While the overall approach of the text is generic, each chapter provides opportunities for students to consider major topics through the lens of individual jurisdictions and cases.

The Third Edition offers an up-to-date perspective on family law. Highlights include coverage of the impact of marriage equality on areas such as parenting and custody and descriptions of ways in which the Internet has revolutionized adoption, discovery, and family violence. Designed for paralegal students who desire an interesting and readable text on family law, the book covers all phases of legal representation from initial client contact through trial. It promotes development of a strong knowledge base and practical skill sets which enhance job performance when students transition into the workforce.

KEY TOPICS: Introduction to a Family Law Practice; Cohabitation and Premarital Agreements; Marriage and Emerging Alternatives; Annulment; The Divorce Process; Discovery and Financial Statements; Parenthood; Child Custody; Child Support; Spousal Support; Property Division; Separation Agreements; Family Violence; Adoption

MARKET: For anyone interested in learning about family law practice and procedure.

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