Work of the Family Lawyer

ISBN-10: 1454806176
ISBN-13: 9781454806172
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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Description: Work of the Family Lawyer is a concise, accessible casebook thatprovides an integrated perspective on the theory and practice of family law.Its manageable size and stand-alone chapter organization supports a wide rangeof teaching options in either a  More...

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Book details

List price: $221.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 5/31/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1152
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

Work of the Family Lawyer is a concise, accessible casebook thatprovides an integrated perspective on the theory and practice of family law.Its manageable size and stand-alone chapter organization supports a wide rangeof teaching options in either a classroom or clinical setting.Topics and issues are presented in historical and social context, supported byrelevant social science research. Cases focus on legal principles and judicialreasoning, and provocative questions are designed to challenge students’understanding of relevant issues. A comprehensive Teacher’s Manual providesanswers to problems and strong support for presenting material.The Third Edition offers updated cases and coverage of all topics.Pedagogy has been enhanced to include new learning objectives and aPreparation for Practice section has been added to sharpen the focus on skillsexercises and professional development.Hallmark features of Work of the Family Lawyer:• Flexible, stand-alone chapter organization supports a widerange of teaching approaches.• Concise, accessible text appropriate for classroom or clinicalsettings.• Brief introductory overviews of the topic of each chapter.• Issues and Cases section places each case in historical andsocial context.• Skillfully edited cases bring legal principles and judicialreasoning into sharp focus.• Provocative discussion questions reinforce studentunderstanding.• Context and Principles sections toward the end of each chapterrelate material to relevant social science research .• Comprehensive Teacher’s Manual provides detailed advice and answersto problems .The revised Third Edition offers:• Updated cases and coverage .• Enhanced pedagogy, including:• New learning objectives.• Highlighted black letter principles.• A Preparation for Practice section focusing on skills exercises andprofessional development.• Illuminating video vignettes on e-book or companion website.

Summary of Contents
State, Federal, and Constitutional Regulation of Marital Relationships
The Family Lawyer; Cultural Changes; and State Power to Regulate Marriage and Divorce
Marriage Requirements
Annulment of Marriage
Grounds for Divorce
Constitutionalizing Marital Relationships
Jurisdiction
Restructuring Parent-Child Relationships at Divorce
Child Custody and Parenting Plans
Parenting Time and Visitation
Modification of Child Custody/Parenting Plans and Relocation
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Financial Support at Divorce
Establishing Child Support
Modification and Enforcement of Child Support
Establishing Alimony
Modification of Alimony
Distribution of Property
Division of Property at Divorce
Premarital Contracts
Cohabitation Outside of Marriage
Protection of Family Members
Domestic Violence
Child Abuse
Termination of Parental Rights
Abortion
Creation and Recognition of "New" Family Relationships
Parentage
Adoption
Alternative Reproduction
The Changing Role of the Family Lawyer
Mediation, Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordination, and Arbitration
Professional Responsibility

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