New York Family Law / Edition 2

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Overview

The only legal guide to focus specifically on family law in the State of New York, this one-of-a-kind resource covers both matrimonial law—including 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. Drawing on 25 years' experience as a New York Family Court judge, author Sara P. Schechter provides a detailed overview of state-specific procedures, substantive law, and terminology, as well as relevant federal legislation and family law issues of national importance. This proven book combines in-depth content with an engaging, reader-friendly style and abundant features to support learning. Examples include Basics Boxes introducing varieties of family law litigation, Practice Tips to help you apply what you learn, cases and examples to illustrate the real-world relevance of key concepts, and current New York legal forms. Now thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current law and legal issues in the state—including key developments in same-sex marriage legislation, child support law, no-fault divorce law, and child protective laws—NEW YORK FAMILY LAW, Third Edition, is an ideal resource to prepare you for success in the exciting field of family law.

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"My overall reaction to this book is very favorable. I think it is an excellent text. It is comprehensive in subject matter. It is also very readable. Throughout it makes some difficult subject matters understandable to the reader. I think the writing style is perfect. I think it is a very good review of complex subject matter. I would continue to request to use this book and prefer this book to other texts of a similar nature."

"I believe it is a great product. My overall reaction to this book is favorable, because there is virtually nothing out on the market that is NYS specific for the paralegal."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401879563
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Series: West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara P. Schechter, J.D., served for 25 years as a judge in the Family Court of the State of New York and was co-chair of the Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee. Since her retirement from the bench in 2008, she has devoted her professional efforts to legal education and is currently a distinguished lecturer at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY), an adjunct faculty member at the Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law, and a frequent presenter in training programs for the New York Unified Court System. In addition to authoring multiple editions of NEW YORK FAMILY LAW, Schechter has published articles in the New York Law Journal, Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Journal of Paralegal Education and Practice, and other prominent legal journals. She earned her J.D. from New York University Law School and her A.B. from Barnard College.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Working in Family Law. 3. Marriage. 4. Separation. 5. Divorce: Grounds and Ethics. 6. Divorce: Procedures and Papers. 7. Custody and Visitation. 8. Support. 9. Property Division. 10. Non-Marital Children. 11. Family Offenses. 12. Child Protection. 13. Adoption.

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