Family Law: Essential Terms and Concepts
Designed for use as a study aid in basic and advanced family law courses, this brief paperback provides the topical coverage of the major casebooks, and includes lucid explanations of basic concepts and reader-friendly examples. It distinguishes itself from others by offering conceptually developed text, rather than a skeleton of cases and statutes. the conceptual approach enables students to obtain a clear grasp of the fundamental concepts necessary to gain a mastery of the course materials. the author's clear, almost conversational language walks the student step-by-step through the essential reasoning and analysis intrinsic to family law.
With more than 380 examples to illustrate concepts, it explains legal terms, concepts, and the law as it pertains to: marriage and divorce, extended families, spousal support, child custody, reproductive rights, adoption, child abuse and neglect, the welfare system's role relative to children, as well as parents' and children's rights. the facts and impact of the milestone cases are cited and discussed clearly and in context. Examples are clearly delineated in the text and legal terms are highlighted for ease of use.
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