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.
William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).
Chapter 1: Introduction to Family Law and Practice. Chapter 2: Premarital Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements. Chapter 3: Traditional Marraige and Alternatives. Chapter 4: Annulment. Chapter 5: Divorce Grounds and Procedure. Chapter 6: Spousal Support, Property Division, and the Separation Agreement. Chapter 7: Child Custody. Chapter 8: Child Support. Chapter 9: Tax Consequences of Separation and Divorce. Chapter 10: The Legal Rights of Women. Chapter 11: Illegitimacy and Paternity Proceedings. Chapter 12: The Legal Status of Children. Chapter 13: Adoption. Chapter 14: The New Science of Motherhood. Chapter 15: Torts and Family Law. Glossary. Index.