9780135109489

Family Law for the Paralegal Concepts and Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135109489

  • ISBN10:

    0135109485

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This contemporary text reflects the emerging trends in American family patterns. With a focus on skill-building, FAMILY LAW FOR THE PARALEGAL, 2/e is written so readers understand family law and also the role a paralegal plays in family law practice. Each chapter includes cases, exhibits, tips and end-of-chapter assignments that address cutting-edge issues in the field. This edition includes a revised chapter on cohabitation and premarital agreements, a revised chapter on marriage and emerging alternatives, an expanded chapter on parenthood, links to important cases and an innovative MyLegalStudiesLabonline course.

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction to a Family Law Practice

2.      Cohabitation and Premarital Agreements

3.      Marriage and Emerging Alternatives

4.      Annulment

5.      The Divorce Process

6.      Discovery and Financial Statements

7.      Parenthood

8.      Child Custody

9.      Child Support

10.  Spousal Support

11.  Property Division

12.  Separation Agreements

13.  Family Violence

14.  Adoption

 

APPENDIX A: National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Code of Ethics and

Professional Responsibility

 

APPENDIX B: Websites of Interest

 

APPENDIX C: State Websites for Forms and Statutes

 

Glossary

 

Index

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