Work of the Family Lawyer

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

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Significantly more focused and compact than the traditional casebook, this text For The family law elective consolidates short introductions, tightly edited cases and stimulating problems and questions into a manageable format. With its distinctly practical focus, Work of the Family Lawyer will capture and hold student interest while it expands teaching options for instructors. the authors take a new approach To The subject, while ensuring complete and careful treatment of standard topics, such as marriage, custody, support, and paternity: the text is written to be accessible and student-friendly. Simple, straightforward organization around the most common issues that confront a family law practitioner enhances focus and flexibility. Material is arranged in sequential order and progresses from basic through intermediate to advanced legal concepts. Any single chapter or series of chapters can be used independently in a variety of course credit configurations. Each chapter contains five segments: introductory overview to put cases immediately into context; cases; commentary and updates on cases providing broad background information; discussion questions constructed to stimulate classroom analysis and debate; and problems designed to incorporate and integrate principles, suitable for challenging discussions in class or small groups. Chapters on mediation and professional responsibility encourage students to consider the lawyer's role as problem-solver and counselor. A wide variety of materials help instructors prepare for class: A comprehensive Teacher's Manual includes an overview of each chapter, a list of learning objectives, case summaries suggested teaching ideas, sample syllabi, and citations to relevant law review articles, Internet sites, and cases. A complete set of PowerPoint slides, which contain background information, reinforce learning objectives, and supply concrete examples. Internet- based drill and practice quizzes are available to adopters. A website with new cases, legislation, quizzes, up-to-date PowerPoint slides, Teacher's manual with updates and new materials, and links to important family law articles on the web. in Work of the Family Lawyer, Robert Oliphant and Nancy Ver Steegh bring the best of new methods and approaches to bear on the divers subject of family law an succeed in offering coverage that is as clear as it is complete.

Table of Contents

A historical glimpse of family law
Marriage and its barriers
Cohabitation outside marriage
Establishing alimony (maintenance)
Modifying alimony (maintenance)
Establishing child support
Modifying and enforcing child support
Determining child custody
Modifying custody - removal
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Property division
Premarital agreements
Pensions and insurance
Reopening judgments
Family tax issues
Attorney fees and liens
Professional responsibility
Domestic violence
Child abuse
Terminating parental rights
Alternative reproduction
Medical rights of children
Name change
Family privacy - wiretaps
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