Family Law and Practice: The Paralegal's Guide (2nd Edition)

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9780132381994: Family Law and Practice: The Paralegal's Guide (2nd Edition)

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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This comprehensive text covers Family Law topics that are strong, basic requirements for understanding the law.

  • It includes topics missing from other texts, such as History, Ethics, Alimony, Client Interviews, Pleadings, and Pendente Lite.
  • Sections on Office Procedures are a part of every chapter.

About the Author:

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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