Family Law and Practice, 5th edition

  • Grace A. Luppino
  • Justine Fitzgerald Miller
  • Justine Fitzgerald Miller

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For courses in family law for students in paralegal studies programs, broader legal studies programs, and those majoring in criminal justice, social work, and education.

Connecting theory, history, and practice in family law
Family Law and Practice prepares students to enter the workplace with a firm grasp of family law and procedural components of family law practice. To meet this challenge, the authors have divided the 5th edition into two parts: the first introducing the principles of family law and the second translating theory into practice. The new edition also addresses changing views on marriage, spousal roles, children’s status in the family, and even what constitutes a family. It also adds cases, statutes, and legal forms from a variety of US states to engage students across the country.

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Family Law and Practice

Introduction to Part 1: Family Law
2. Marriage and Marriage Alternatives
3. Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
4. Divorce, 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

Introduction to Part 2: Family Practice
12. Ethics in Family Law
13. The Client Interview
14. Initial Pleadings: Starting The Process
15. Temporary Relief
16. Discovery in The Electronic Age
17. Separation Agreements
18. Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Divorce Trial
19. Postjudgment Divorce Matters

A. Arizona and California Premarital Agreement Acts
B. Alexander Rodriguez Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
C. Rihanna and Chris Brown Search Warrant and Affidavit
D. Bill Maher Palimony Complaint
E. David Voelkert Criminal Complaint and Dismissal of Criminal Complaint

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2019) - Copyright © 2020