Family Law and Practice: The Paralegal's Guide

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Pearson Prentice Hall, Mar 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 648 pages
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This book is set apart by its balance between the theoretical underpinnings of family law and the processes and procedures that govern daily practice. Covering a wide range of topics, it discusses issues such as: same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships, covenant marriage, premarital agreements, parenting plans, reproductive technologies and custody battles, alternative dispute resolution and adoption. A priority is placed on the coverage of the procedural aspects of the divorce process and post-judgment matters. Filled with practical advice, it is easy to use and designed to prepare the new paralegal for the realities of family law practice. Addresses the need for a concise book that shows paralegals how to respond successfully to the numerous demands in a family law practice. Examines areas of family practice that represent a majority of a family practitioner's workload. National examples, including common law. Sample family forms are referenced throughoutand provide examples of the types of documents prepared in family law and practice. Shows how to draft typical family related pleadings such as, complaints, motions, orders, and agreements.New Paralegals.

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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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