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 for
Paralegals 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 on
hot issues will induce excitement in the classroom and subsequently evoke a
passionate response to the material covered in lecture.
Instructors choose Family Law for Paralegals because:
* this thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers paralegal
students the nuts-and-bolts of the law, while also providing a relevant
historical framework and exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family
law today
* short historical overviews in each chapter give students a
meaningful understanding of family law
* comprehensive in coverage, the book covers basic coverage of
the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such
as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage
* helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussions
while sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice
* clear pedagogy--including summaries, key terms, and review and
discussion questions--helps students better understand the material and develop
their critical thinking and writing skills
* a range of assignments in each chapter provides students with
the opportunity to practice different skills including research, analysis,
memo writing, and argumentation
* the Instructor's Manual includes teaching tips and a Test
Bank
Exciting 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 families
Family Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition uses clearly-written text and
well-crafted pedagogy to make the material easily accessible to students,
while a comprehensive educational package supports the instructor's efforts
give their students a thorough understanding of family law as it applies today.
An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is
available at
http://www.aspenlawschool.com/ehrlich_familylaw4
 

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Contents

V
1
VI
73
VII
103
VIII
153
IX
189
X
267
XI
321
XII
359
XIII
401
XIV
429
XV
527
XVI
569
XVII
603
XVIII
657
XIX
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About the author (2007)

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

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