Family Law in a Nutshell / Edition 5

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This text addresses the revolution in family law that began in the 1960's. Family law now draws from constitutional law, and extends into criminal law, conflict of laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. Law students reviewing coursework, lawyers desiring a update in their field of practice, social workers, marriage counselors, mediators and paralegals will find this a comprehensive guide. In addition, mental health professionals and sociologists may want to know more about a subject matter that furnishes the background for so much of their work. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314183675
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/17/2007
  • Series: Nutshell
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 588,182
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Ch. 1 Sources and Applications of Family Law 1
Ch. 2 The New Family and the New Constitutional Law 18
Ch. 3 Marriage Regulation: Substantive Requirements 41
Ch. 4 Marriage Formalities and Informal Common Law Marriage 54
Ch. 5 Effects of Non-compliance With Marriage Regulation 61
Ch. 6 Unmarried Cohabitation 71
Ch. 7 Variability of the Marriage Contract 88
Ch. 8 Husband and Wife in the On-going Marriage - Support and Property 109
Ch. 9 Husband and Wife in the On-going Marriage - Names, Torts and Crimes 133
Ch. 10 Equality of Spouses 156
Ch. 11 Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, Paternity - And the Unmarried Father's Custodial Rights 163
Ch. 12 Adoption 195
Ch. 13 Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, Embryo Transfers and Surrogate Motherhood 212
Ch. 14 Parental Authority and Custodial Obligations 225
Ch. 15 The Child Support Obligation 244
Ch. 16 Child Support Enforcement 261
Ch. 17 Child Neglect and Abuse, Dependency, Termination of Parental Rights 274
Ch. 18 Child Custody on Divorce 295
Ch. 19 Divorce, Traditional Style 333
Ch. 20 "Limited Divorce" and "Separate Maintenance" 353
Ch. 21 Annulment 357
Ch. 22 The Adversary Process, Family Lawyers, Family Courts, Conciliation, Mediation, Arbitration 364
Ch. 23 Divorce Jurisdiction and Recognition of Out-of-State Divorces 375
Ch. 24 Divorce Reform - Mission Overachieved? 385
Ch. 25 Alimony 401
Ch. 26 Division of Property on Divorce 427
Ch. 27 Divisibility of Pensions and Professional Licenses 444
Ch. 28 Taxation, Enforcement, Duration and Other Legal Attributes of Alimony, Property Division and Child Support 460
Ch. 29 Separation Agreements 480
Index 491
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