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9780316348577

Family Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780316348577

  • ISBN10:

    0316348570

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-04-01
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co Law & Business

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Offering tremendous flexibility, this dynamic and successful casebook covers all the major current topics in this vibrant ever-changing field -- with a well-balanced, interdisciplinary approach. Incorporating practical problems throughout, The authors provide the important doctrines and cases that introduce students To The practice of Family Law. In addition, they offer a rich mix of background materials that place issues in their historical and social context. FAMILY LAW begins with marriage, divorce, and unmarried cohabitants, and moves to legal regulation of the relationships among children, their parents, And The state. Key features include: problems in every section well-edited, carefully selected cases coverage of cutting-edge issues, including: family law of the poor and elderly; economics of divorce; legal regulation and recognition of nontraditional families; visiting rights of grandparents; new bankruptcy and interstate support jurisdiction laws; religion and family law; and home schooling complete treatment of juvenile justice discussion of alternate dispute resolution sections on the role of divorce counsel and problems of lawyering for children's issues The excellent Teacher's Manual includes detailed explanations of problems, analytical and theoretical comments on cases, sample syllabi, and suggestions on how to tailor the material to your needs.

Table of Contents

Contents ix
Preface xxxv
Acknowledgments xxxix
MARRIAGE AND ITS ALTERNATIVES
The Importance of Being Married
3(136)
Common Law Marriage and Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants
139(50)
Entering Marriage
189(76)
DIVORCE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
Divorce Grounds
265(50)
The Economic Consequences of Divorce: Property Division and Spousal Support
315(132)
Parent-Child Support Duties
447(52)
Modification, Termination, Enforcement, and Tax and Bankruptcy Treatment of Orders
499(88)
Child Custody
587(104)
Family Contracts
691(42)
Jurisdiction
733(70)
Lawyers and the Process of Divorce
803(170)
CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND THE STATE
Children, Parents, and the State: Rights and Interests
973(88)
Determining Legal Parenthood
1061(178)
Child Abuse and Neglect
1239(104)
Juvenile Courts and Delinquency
1343(178)
Table of Cases 1521(14)
Index 1535

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