This text is a New York State-specific Family Law textbook written for undergraduate legal students and paralegal education students. The only text of its kind available, this unique resource covers both matrimonial law (annulment; separation; divorce; and equitable distribution of marital property), and Family Court proceedings, such as family offenses, child protection, termination of parental rights, and adoption. While the text is designed to focus on the laws of New York State, issues of current nationwide debate, such as same-sex marriage, are presented in their national context, and federal legislation is discussed. The text offers a wealth of pedagogic strategies that bring the law to life. These strategies include thought-provoking discussion topics; "Basics Boxes", which introduce each type of Family Law litigation; Practice Tips; Chapter Review Questions; and Chapter Assignments with varying degrees of difficulty. New York forms are integrated throughout the text for student use. The text also offers expanded coverage of divorce with additional forms and cases and a new section on interviewing skills. Many new websites appear in the text to aid in computer-assisted legal research projects and to help students explore topics beyond the text.
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This newly redesigned edition of Family Law: The Essentials, 2E, provides accurate, concise coverage of family law with an emphasis on practical paralegal skills and technique. The text presents all the standard topics that must be covered in a family law course, but does so in a briefer format than the comprehensive Family Law by the same author. It is ideal for use in shorter courses or for courses that supplement a text with state-specific material.
Family law draws from constitutional law as well as from criminal law, conflict laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. This comprehensive review inspects the creation of marriage relationships, spousal rights and obligations, parent and child relationships, marriage termination, and the economic consequences of divorce.