Family Law

Examples and Explanations

Author: Robert E. Oliphant,Nancy Ver Steegh

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 449

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Today's wide-ranging family law courses challenge students to assimilate a vast array of material. Make sure your students understand the scope and depth of the subject by requiring or recommending Family Law: Examples & Explanations. This new paperback simplifies study by stressing clarity and coherence: straightforward presentation, with topics organized into discrete chapters to give quick access to specific principles comprehensive coverage puts family law in perspective and includes subjects not usually found in study guides, such as domestic violence, mediation, and professional responsibility focuses on what the reader wants to know, with clear explanations of difficult areas provides citations for important cases and applicable statutes to serve as a valuable research tool. When you examine this powerful study guide, be sure to notice: the authors use of the proven and popular Examples & Explanations style to reinforce basic knowledge and extend the application of that knowledge to a variety of situations - students must exercise higher level thinking skills, rather than rote recall relevant social science research that supplies an interdisciplinary perspective the text includes discussions of the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act, relevant federal statutes, and the ALI Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution Family Law: Examples & Explanations is the study guide instructors can require or recommend with confidence.

Examples & Explanations for Family Law

Author: Robert E. Oliphant,Nancy Ver Steegh

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876050

Category: Law

Page: 784

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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. Examples & Explanations: Family Law, 5E provides readers with an in-depth understanding of complex family law principles and how they are applied in practice. Its clear organization breaks family law into distinct topics. Following the Examples and Explanations pedagogy, this book features examples based on challenging real-life situations followed by practical solutions in the explanations section. Citations and links to additional source material make the text a valuable research tool. The Fifth Edition puts a greater emphasis on self-assessment and helping students prepare for a variety of testing approaches. There is a new focus on emerging national legislative trends, and the legal issues faced by same-sex partners are discussed across chapters. This edition includes new alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes and professional responsibility issues arising from interdisciplinary roles. Family law evolves quickly and the Fifth Edition captures recent developments while anticipating future policy challenges. Features: Updated chapters, including coverage of recent same-sex marriage decisions. Updated and additional problems. Sharper focus and detail in several chapters. Text that is easily researched using the index and Table of Cases. More identification and discussion of emerging policy issues.

Modern Family Law

Cases and Materials

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874708

Category: Law

Page: 992

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Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.

Family Law in Focus

Author: Marlene A. Pontrelli,J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454881208

Category: Law

Page: 714

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Family Law in Focus offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented approach to the legal and practical aspects of Family Law. By providing real-world scenarios throughout, the text gives students numerous opportunities to apply what they are learning, and solidify their understanding of important concepts. Clear explanatory text, Case Previews, and Case Follow-ups further clarify the doctrine and aid in student understanding. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.

The Law and Your Family

Your Legal Rights

Author: G. S. Prentzas

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477780122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Legal recourse often seems like a last resort, especially when navigating the delicate business of family and domestic issues. However, by understanding the basics of family law, individuals may be able to prevent domestic issues from escalating, more easily manage those that do, and even find ways to facilitate major life milestones, such as marriage and childbirth. This essential volume simplifies the daunting language of family law so that even readers with no experience with the legal system can understand their options when making decisions about cohabitation, divorce, adoption, domestic abuse and violence, and a host of other situations.

Family Law

Essential Terms and Concepts

Author: Randy F. Kandel

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 366

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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.

The responsible parent

a study of divorce mediation

Author: Christine Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780745013404

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 255

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Introduction to Family Law

Author: Nancy R. Gallo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401814533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

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Readers will find this fictional storyline approach to the study of family law to be a refreshing change. Legal theory, pertinent briefs, and practical exhibits in each chapter mingle with the experiences of a fictional character, Susan, who is a recent graduate in her first paralegal job. Readers are drawn in by the challenges, rewards and humor of a typical family law practice as Susan admirably fulfills her role as interviewer, researcher, writer, and motion and pleadings preparer. They get a flavor for legal trends across the country as cases have been carefully selected from various states. The Ethics Alert feature points to the very real and serious situations that paralegals and attorneys can face. Chapter summaries, review questions, key terms, industry resource lists and valuable online resources assist the reader in better understanding and retaining the wealth of material presented.

Examples & Explanations for California Community Property

Author: Charlotte K. Goldberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876034

Category: Law

Page: 368

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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

Landmark Cases in Family Law

Author: Stephen Gilmore,Jonathan Herring,Rebecca Probert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317871

Category: Law

Page: 330

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There are a number of important (landmark) cases in the development of Family Law in England and Wales that deserve detailed examination and lend themselves particularly well to historical examination. Family law cases tend to raise highly controversial issues, often on striking facts, frequently provoking wider social debate and/or extensive publicity. Consequently, the landmark cases chosen for this collection provide considerable scope, not only for doctrinal analysis and explanation of the importance and impact of the decisions, but also for in-depth examination of the social or policy developments that influenced them. The stories behind the cases provide a fascinating insight into the complexities of family life and the drama that can be found in the family courts. In recent years, Family Law has seen enormous changes in law's engagement with the notion of 'family', with the enactment, for example, of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and, more recently, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. As we begin to move forward into the new millennium, this is an excellent time to engage in detailed analyses and 'stock-taking' of the landmark decisions, many of which were decided in the 1970s, and which have shaped modern Family Law. This book provides a series of in-depth studies of the key leading cases, and will be of interest to students and lecturers alike.

Reforming Family Law

Author: Dörthe Engelcke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110849661X

Category: Law

Page: 290

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As the only area of law that is still commonly termed 'Islamic law', family law is one of the most sensitive and controversial legal areas in all Muslim-majority countries. Morocco and Jordan both issued new family codes in the 2000s, but there are a number of differences in the ways these two states engaged in reform. These include how the reform was carried out, the content of the new family codes, and the way the new laws are applied. Based on extensive fieldwork and rich in sources, this book examines why these two ostensibly similar semi-authoritarian regimes varied so significantly in their engagement with family law. Drthe Engelcke demonstrates that the structure of the legal systems, shaped by colonial policies, had an effect on how reform processes were carried out as well as the content and the application of family law.

Family Law

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405846806

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 777

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Provides comprehensive coverage of family law relating to both children and adults. This book also analyses the key principles of the law in a context that is informed by the theories and realities of contemporary society. It is intended for students who develop a fascination with this area of law.

Family, Law, and Community

Supporting the Covenant

Author: Margaret F. Brinig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226075028

Category: Law

Page: 288

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In the wake of vast social and economic changes, the nuclear family has lost its dominance, both as an ideal and in practice. Some welcome this shift, while others see civilization itself in peril—but few move beyond ideology to develop a nuanced understanding of how families function in society. In this provocative book, Margaret F. Brinig draws on research from a variety of disciplines to offer a distinctive study of family dynamics and social policy. Concentrating on legal reform, Brinig examines a range of subjects, including cohabitation, custody, grandparent visitation, and domestic violence. She concludes that conventional legal reforms and the social programs they engender ignore social capital: the trust and support given to families by a community. Traditional families generate much more social capital than nontraditional ones, Brinig concludes, which leads to clear rewards for the children. Firmly grounded in empirical research, Family, Law, and Community argues that family policy can only be effective if it is guided by an understanding of the importance of social capital and the advantages held by families that accrue it.

Family Law, Gender and the State

Text, Cases and Materials

Author: Alison Diduck,Felicity Kaganas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318932

Category: Law

Page: 870

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The third edition of this work on family law, comprising text, cases and materials, provides not only an explication of legal principle but also explores, primarily from a feminist perspective, some of the assumptions about, and constructions of, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture that underlie the law. It examines the ideology of the family and, in particular, the role of the law in contributing to and reproducing that ideology. Structured around the themes of equality, welfare, and family privacy, the book aims to offer the benefits of a textbook while also giving students a wide-ranging set of materials for classroom discussion. As well as providing a firm grounding in family law, the text sets the law in its social and historical context and encourages a critical approach by students to the subject. It provides an ideal introduction to family law for undergraduates, but will be equally helpful for postgraduate students of family law for whom it provides a challenging selection of materials set within a theoretical framework rich in ideas and arguments. Review of the second edition: 'Diduck and Kaganas examine legal developments to shed light on society, principally by investigating the ways in which family law constructs and regulates family life and responsibilities. Theirs is an important and ambitious book that aims ultimately at a feminist restatement of family law. .... [T]he [book] is written and referenced in such depth that it is a useful resource for legal as well as social science researchers at all levels, whether looking for theoretical inspiration or drawing up a literature review. The range of diverse sources that Diduck and Kaganas draw on is impressive: they seem to have included every bit of material that helps feminists make sense of family law. There is a well-pitched selection of further reading of such material at the end of each chapter. What's more, they undersell themselves by describing their book as "Text, Cases and Materials", because they have woven by far the largest proportion of the cases and materials into the text.' Helen Reece, Times Higher Education, May 2007. Reviews of first edition: 'A stimulating work which attempts to situate family law in its social, historical and political context. Its appeal should not be confined to family law students, as its commitment to a critical and analytical approach offers insights and ideas with broader significance.' Mary Childs, Child and Family Law Quarterly, September 2002 'The arguments are provocative, the analysis is stimulating and the materials amassed strongly support the authors' aim to question the "axiomatic status of what is traditionally designated as the family".' Fiona E Raitt, Infant and Child Development, September 2002 'It is not often that one can say of a textbook in Law that it "makes interesting reading" with quite the enthusiasm that can be expressed for this text. This new publication offers something that few textbooks seem to offer - a book you CAN open up virtually anywhere and find an interesting piece on almost any aspect of the broad family law spectrum.' Penny Booth, The Law Teacher, September 2002 'All the major themes in feminist and constructionist perspectives in family law are presented together with a wealth of readings and extensive references. As a teaching manual, it is excellent - a coherent feminist perspective across the entire range of family law' Marty Slaughter, Feminist Legal Studies, July 2003

California Community Property

Author: Charlotte K. Goldberg

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735570108

Category: Law

Page: 315

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Using the Examples & Explanations pedagogy and FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)--an original tool for understanding the complexities of California Community Property--Charlotte Goldberg presents an effective and timely overview of California's community property system. FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)--a class-tested, unique tool for determining, under California law, whether marital property is to be considered community or separate property The FITS acronym helps students to understand the roles that funds, intentions, and titles play in characterizing property as either separate or community the proven-effective Examples & Explanations pedagogy combines straightforward introductions with well-written examples and explanations that apply concepts, reinforce learning, and test understanding of material covered meticulous treatment of joint titles and reimbursement, featuring examples thoroughly illustrating all possible scenarios, including retroactivity coverage of tangible and intangible property, such as businesses, educational degrees, goodwill, and pensions premarital agreements and recent amendments to the Premarital Agreement Act Updated throughout and with many new examples, the Second Edition features: major developments regarding retroactivity of the Family Code--affecting premarital agreements, fiduciary duty, and domestic partnerships several new cases clarifying premarital agreements and fiduciary duty new case decision regarding celebrity goodwill coverage of Family Code §4 and §2640(c) Designed and written for the needs of students, Examples & Explanations: California Community Property, now in a Second Edition, combines the time-tested E&E pedagogy with a class-tested tool of analysis that makes an enormous difference in the depth and quality of students' understanding of California community property law.

Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645605

Category: Law

Page: 144

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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? Family Law: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It examines how laws have had to respond to social changes in family life, from rapidly rising divorce rates to surrogate mothers, and gives insight into family courts which are required to deal with the chaos of family life and often struggle to keep up-to-date with the social and scientific changes which affect it. It also looks to the future: what will families look like in the years ahead? What new dilemmas will the courts face? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Vom Sakrament zum Vertrag

Ehe, Religion und Recht in der abendländischen Tradition

Author: John Witte

Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 9783374026999

Category:

Page: 322

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Was ist die Ehe - Ruckgrat einer stabilen Gesellschaftsordnung oder Kernmodell patriarchalischer Herrschaftsstruktur? Die Vielfalt von Meinungen daruber ist verwirrend. John Witte untersucht das komplexe Zusammenspiel von Recht, Theologie und dem Konzept der Ehe im Abendland. Er verfolgt die christlichen Normen und die abendlandischen rechtlichen Prinzipien zur Ehe und zum Familienleben besonders in den letzten 500 Jahren. Dabei stellt der Autor den besonderen Beitrag eines jeden Modells - des sakramentalen-katholischen, des lutherischen, calvinistischen, anglikanischen und des aufklarerischen Ehekonzepts - zur Ehetradition des Abendlandes jenseits moralischer Kategorisierungen heraus.

Feminist Perspectives on Family Law

Author: Alison Diduck,Katherine O'Donovan,Professor of Lawat the Faculty of Laws Katherine O'Donovan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135309639

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Examining specific areas of family law from a feminist perspective, this book assesses the impact that feminism has had upon family law. It is deliberately broad in scope, as it takes the view that family law cannot be defined in a traditional way. In addition to issues of long-standing concern for feminists, it explores issues of current legal and political preoccupation such as civil partnerships, home-sharing, reproductive technologies and new initiatives in regulating family practices through criminal law, including domestic violence and youth justice.

Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Family Law

Author: Kathryn Kirkland

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632836637

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Family Law covers a wide range of topics related including: • divorce, • spousal support, • child custody, • pre-marital and post-marital agreements, • alternative dispute resolution The Guide offers concise explanations of each step in a family law case, transitioning smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law. Practice strategies and checklists are included in each chapter to help practitioners identify and address legal and procedural issues. Representing the new standard in practice guides, Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Family Law has streamlined chapter organization, precise guidance on finding pertinent online information, cross-references to relevant content, icons classified by type, and an abundance of checklists that you can't find elsewhere. You get more checklists, more forms, more tips, more warnings, more strategic points, more of everything that makes a practice guide valuable and easy to use. Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Family Law has more of the guidance, checklists, and tips that make a practice guide so essential. Matthew Bender California Practice Guides: The Fresh New Perspective in California Research Matthew Bender California Practice Guides redefine what first-class research support is all about. These peerless dual media tools combine the convenience of the printed word with the reach of online access to help you work smarter and faster - and get more of what you're searching for easier. With each Practice Guide, expert task-oriented analyses are just the beginning. Checklists, practice tips, examples, explanatory notes, forms, cross-referencing to other Practice Guides and online linking to Matthew Bender's vast suite of publications all combine to deliver the fast, full and confident understanding you seek. Featuring more of what you're looking for in a comprehensive research system - a task-based format, thorough yet concise content, citable expert insight, twice-a-year updating, a superior print/online interface, sample searches and so much more - Matthew Bender California Practice Guides will help lift your efforts to a whole new level of success.