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Family Law: The Essentials,
3rd Edition

William P. Statsky

ISBN-13: 9781285420592 | ISBN-10: 1285420594

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 448 pages

List Price USD $179.95

Overview

FAMILY LAW: THE ESSENTIALS, Third Edition, provides a concise, accurate introduction to key legal concepts and practical paralegal skills, along with excerpts from real-world cases, forms and checklists you can apply on the job, and tips and techniques for professional success. The Third Edition includes new and updated material on current trends and topics in this dynamic field, including legal ethics, technology, domestic violence, fertility and reproductive science, stem cell research, adoption, domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, and changing definitions of family. Supported by a full range of available learning supplements, this trusted guide is an ideal resource for formal courses or self-study, and a reliable reference for practicing paralegals.

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William Statsky has been is a member of the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and a member of the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants. He has taught at Columbia Law School, UCLA School of Law, Antioch School of Law and Thomas Edison State College and is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals. He was a member of the transition team for then-President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M.) in urban affairs as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

  • A second new appendix lists recommended resources for family law practitioners in every state, providing a convenient guide to important tools and information sources that paralegals can draw on as working professionals.
  • Each chapter now opens with a list of learning objectives and relevant skills to help guide students' reading, while review questions and ethics exercises conclude each chapter to encourage effective studying and critical thinking.
  • A new appendix includes an index of all major United States Supreme Court opinions on family law, providing a comprehensive reference useful for aspiring and active family law paralegals alike.
  • New features and activities in the current edition help bring chapter material to life and encourage students to hone their skills by conducting Internet research, completing group projects, and exploring ethical issues related to paralegals' professional responsibilities.
  • Now updated with extensive new and expanded material on important trends and topics in this dynamic field, the Third Edition features accurate, up-to-date information on legal ethics, the role of the Internet in family law, domestic violence, fertility and reproductive science, stem cell research, adoption, domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, and changing definitions of family.
  • Each chapter includes extensive tables and charts to clarify key concepts and help students master even complex information more easily, as well as Internet resources to encourage further exploration of topics that students find especially interesting or challenging.
  • This concise, reader-friendly text features essential material from the author's market-leading comprehensive text, providing a thorough introduction to key legal concepts and practical paralegal skills within a convenient package.
  • Detailed, realistic forms and checklists throughout the text introduce useful tools and techniques students can expect to apply on the job, helping them hone practical skills to support professional success.
  • Detailed state-specific material is available for Texas, New York, California, and Florida, making this proven text an even more valuable resource for students preparing for paralegal careers in those states.
  • Supported by a full range of available learning supplements, this trusted book is ideal as an informative resource for legal study or a reliable reference for practicing paralegals.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Family Law and Practice.
2. Premarital Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements.
3. Traditional Marriage and Alternatives.
4. Annulment.
5. Divorce Grounds and Procedure.
6. Spousal Support, Property Division, and the Separation Agreement.
7. Child Custody.
8. Child Support.
9. Tax Consequences of Separation and Divorce.
10. The Legal Rights of Women.
11. Illegitimacy and Paternity.
12. The Legal Status of Children.
13. Adoption.
14. The New Science of Motherhood.
15. Torts and Family Law.
Glossary.
Index.

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