Family law pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course will examine the differences between community and separate property, the classification of property, and the impact of such classification. The role of the paralegal in family law practice and the importance of mediation of domestic issues will also be discussed.
You will receive an overview of divorce law and review important aspects to consider in property division, alimony, custody and support in a divorce; you will also discuss post-divorce collection actions and necessary court actions after a divorce. You will study other aspects of family law, including common law marriage, prenuptial agreements, annulments, civil unions, adoptions, paternity and neglect actions. You will learn common terminology in family law and some of the procedural concerns to consider in these areas of law.
- Family Law in a Nutshell, Most Recent Edition. St Paul: West Group by Harry D. Krause.
Highly Recommended Legal Resource
- Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition, by Daniel Oran. Clifton Park: Delmar Cengage Learning
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