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Family Law and Practice, 3rd Edition

By Grace A. Luppino, Justine FitzGerald Miller

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 4, 2011


FAMILY LAW AND PRACTICE, 3/e combines the theoretical and practical aspects of family law, preparing students to enter the workplace thoroughly knowledgeable about both family law and the procedural law requirements of family law practice. Coverage includes: same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships, covenant marriage, premarital agreements, parenting plans, reproductive technologies and custody battles, alternative dispute resolution and adoption. The Third Edition has been thoroughly updated, and is revised to support a broader student population. It contains more practical coverage; new discussions of legal procedures and extrajudicial methods promoting citizen and state interests; improved organization; new sections linking theory to practice; and two new chapters: Marriage and Marriage Alternatives, and Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Family Law & Practice

2. The Paralegal’s Role: Ethical & Practical Considerations

3. Marriage and Marriage Alternatives

4. Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment

5. Pre and Post Marital Agreements

6. Alimony

7. Property and Debt Distribution

8. Child Custody, Visitation, and Rights of Third Parties

9. Child Support

10. The Client Interview

11. Initial and Responsive Pleadings

12. Pendente Lite Relief

13. The Discovery Process in Family Law

14. Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Divorce Trial

15. Separation Agreements

16. Post Judgment Matters

17 Governmental Intrusion in Family Matters: Adoptions, Child Protection, and Domestic Violence

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