Family Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition

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Aspen Publishers Online, 2007 - Law - 692 pages
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Newly revised in its Fourth Edition, the popular text; Family Law forParalegals offers a complete coverage of the basics of family law,combined with historical context and insight in topics of current interest.Engaging students with real-life examples and practical exercises centered onhot issues will induce excitement in the classroom and subsequently evoke apassionate response to the material covered in lecture.Instructors choose Family Law for Paralegals because:* this thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers paralegalstudents the nuts-and-bolts of the law, while also providing a relevanthistorical framework and exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in familylaw today* short historical overviews in each chapter give students ameaningful understanding of family law* comprehensive in coverage, the book covers basic coverage ofthe issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues suchas non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage* helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussionswhile sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice* clear pedagogy--including summaries, key terms, and review anddiscussion questions--helps students better understand the material and developtheir critical thinking and writing skills* a range of assignments in each chapter provides students withthe opportunity to practice different skills including research, analysis,memo writing, and argumentation* the Instructor's Manual includes teaching tips and a TestBankExciting changes to this Fourth Edition include:* new cases that keep the book fresh in its Fourth Edition* Internet references in each chapter* updated topical coverage, with important new developments,particularly in the areas of gay/lesbian rights and nontraditional familiesFamily Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition uses clearly-written text andwell-crafted pedagogy to make the material easily accessible to students,while a comprehensive educational package supports the instructor's effortsgive their students a thorough understanding of family law as it applies today.An author website to support classroom instruction using this title isavailable athttp://www.aspenlawschool.com/ehrlich_familylaw4
 

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Contents

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VII
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Ehrlich is Associate Professor, College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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