The paralegal's guide to family law and practice

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Prentice Hall, May 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 537 pages
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Examining the areas of family practice that represent a majority of a family practitioner's workload, this nuts-and-bolts guide to family law offers an easy-to-understand, entertaining, yet sufficiently thorough study that provides users with a working knowledge of family law in a short period of time.

Covers basic theory in ethics, alimony, property division, child custody and child support, and the procedural aspects of the divorce process and post-judgment matter. Contains various state statutes, typical family forms used in family practice, and interesting and entertaining cases that include O.J. Simpson's custody case, Lucille Ball's divorce complaint against Desi Arnaz, Roseannes' restraining order and affidavit against Tom Arnold for domestic violence, Madonna and Sean Penn's separation agreement, and more. End-of-chapter exercises encourage readers to go out in the field -- to their courthouses and law libraries -- and acquire hands-on experience with their jurisdiction's statutes, cases, form, and procedural rules.

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Contents

The Roots and Traditions of American Family
8
Ethics in Family Law
28
Prenuptial Agreements Cohabitation
60
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Grace A. Luppino Graduated Quinnipiac College School of Law in 1990. She practiced in the areas of family law and child protection for 10 years. Currently a paralegal instructor at Branford Hall Career Institute in Branford, Connecticut. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as a paralegal and received an A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Worked as a victim advocate for battered women in the Connecticut courts.

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