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  • California Family Law for Paralegals
    California Family Law for Paralegals
  • California Family Law for Paralegals
    California Family Law for Paralegals


If you want to grasp the full range of issues under California Family Law, you will want to review Marshall Waller's text. CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAW FOR PARALEGALS, Third Edition, builds on its previously proven strengths to provide a practical framework for examining the statutory law and judicial interpretations specific to California. What makes this text so effective? a focus on the California Family Code in its presentation of a cohesive, general discussion of the various aspects of Family Law a practical, straightforward approach to help paralegal students grasp basic concepts generous use of examples with key Judicial Council forms in use in California helpful learning aids, such as: chapter overviews and summaries;exercises; key terms; and a complete glossary comprehensive coverage of key topics, including support, property rights, litigation, and enforcement--as well as ongoing developments in this evolving area. What's new in the Third Edition? new cases: Brain C. v. Ginger K., Lester v. Lannane, Montennegro v. Diaz, Troxel v. Granville, and Marriage of Terry completely updated forms presenting new and current examples

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introduction to Family Lawp. 1
The Approach to Family Lawp. 2
Jurisdiction; Service of Process; Venuep. 6
Ethics and the Paralegalp. 15
The Family Codep. 21
Validity of Marriagep. 25
Parents and Childrenp. 33
Introductionp. 33
Minorsp. 34
Parent and Child Relationshipsp. 41
Custody and Visitationp. 63
Supportp. 135
Introductionp. 135
Child Supportp. 137
Spousal Supportp. 167
Modification; Termination of Supportp. 188
Property Rights and Obligationsp. 207
Introductionp. 208
General Conceptsp. 211
Property in Generalp. 214
Characterization of Marital Propertyp. 215
Liability of Marital Propertyp. 242
Management and Control of Marital Propertyp. 250
The Division of Marital Propertyp. 253
Special Issues Regarding Marital Propertyp. 262
The Litigation Processp. 285
Overview of the Litigation Processp. 286
The Initial Client Interviewp. 287
Choice of Actionsp. 289
The Summonsp. 302
The Initial Filingp. 304
Default and Uncontested Hearingsp. 320
Contested Trialsp. 341
Conciliation Proceedingsp. 345
Mediation Proceedingsp. 351
Parental Counselingp. 353
Resolving Issues before Trialp. 359
Preliminary Considerationsp. 360
The Order to Show Causep. 361
The Noticed Motionp. 383
Responding to the OSC; Motionp. 391
Temporary and Ex Parte Ordersp. 395
Domestic Violence Prevention Actp. 396
Enforcementp. 415
Introductionp. 415
Contemptp. 417
Enforcement of Support Ordersp. 423
Uniform Interstate Family Support Actp. 441
Registration of Intercounty Support Ordersp. 446
General Civil Debt Collection Methodsp. 448
Sister State Money-Judgments Actp. 451
Selected Issuesp. 457
Attorney's Fees and Costsp. 458
Prevention of Domestic Violencep. 465
Injunctions Prohibiting Harassmentp. 467
Disclosure of Assets and Liabilitiesp. 468
Joinderp. 471
Employment Benefitsp. 475
Discoveryp. 479
Bankruptcyp. 493
Taxationp. 501
Marital Settlement Agreementsp. 504
Glossaryp. 553
Organization of Family Codep. 567
Indexp. 575
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