Family Law and Practice, 4th edition

  • Grace A. Luppino
  • Justine FitzGerald Miller

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Family Law and Practice, Fourth Edition, 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. An Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a Test Bank accompany this text.


Teaching and Learning Experience:

  • Comprehensive coverage that links theory, history, and practice.
  • Interesting, modern cases that reinforce important connections between theory and application.
  • Critical thinking and application of concepts that reinforce knowledge, understanding, and skill development in the area of family law and practice.

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Family Law & Practice




2. Marriage and Marriage Alternatives

3. Premarital and Post-marital Agreements

4. Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment

5. Alimony, Spousal Support, and Maintenance

6. Property and Debt Distribution

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

8. Child Support

9. Paternity and the Rights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Parents

10. Family Violence and State Intervention

11. Adoption and Surrogacy Contracts

12. The Effect of Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and Tax Consequences of Dissolving the Family Unit




13. Family Law Ethics

14. The Client Interview

15. Initial Pleadings: Starting the Process

16. Pendente Lite Motions: Obtaining Temporary Relief

17. Discovery in the Electronic Age

18. Separation Agreements

19. Alternate Dispute Resolution and Trial

20. Post-Judgment Matters and Appeals


Appendix A: Arizona and California Premarital Agreement Acts

Appendix B: Alexander Rodriquez Petition for Dissolution of Marriage

Appendix C: Chris Brown Search Warrant and Affidavit

Appendix D: Bill Maher Palimony Complaint

Appendix E: David Voelkert Criminal Complaint

Appendix F: Guides for Distance Learning and Legal Research

Published by Pearson (March 7th 2014) - Copyright © 2015