Work of the Family Lawyer, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Ideal for both classroom and clinical settings, Work of the Family Lawyer, Second Edition, offers succinct coverage in an accessible format that encourages the development of skills used in practice.

Work of the Family Lawyer takes a focused approach that includes:

  • concise and accessible introductions
  • tightly edited cases
  • student-friendly problems and questions that promote in-class learning
  • a flexible organization, based on issues commonly confronting a family law practitioner, that can easily adapt to a variety of teaching approaches
  • a consistent and sensible chapter structure:
    • a brief introduction
    • case orientation
    • carefully edited and focused cases
    • discussion questions
    • summary of context and principles
    • review problems
  • mediation and professional responsibility coverage that illuminates the lawyer’s role as a problem solver and counselor
  • a detailed Teacher’s Manual that discusses and explains cases, questions, and problems, and which also provides Sample Syllabi
  • Author website: www.aspenlawschool.com/oliphant_versteegh2 that offers:
    • PowerPoint slides
    • Quizzes
    • Updates and supplemental material

What’s new in the thoughtful revision of the Second Edition:

  • major U.S. Supreme Court decisions and recent state decisions including:
    • Goodridge v. Department Of Public Health
    • Lofton v. Secretary of Dept. of Children and Family Services
    • Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales
    • Whorton v. Dillingham III
    • Nicholson v. Scoppetta
    • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey
    • Stenberg v. Carhart
    • Bartsch v. Bartsch
    • In Re Marriage of Hansen
    • Roe v. Wade
  • new chapters on marriage requirements and grounds for divorce and the issues and law surrounding abortion
  • discussion of non-adversarial forms of practice, such as mediation and collaborative law, reflecting its increased use
  • a survey of the new roles of the family law professional
  • a more streamlined organization—26 chapters, down from 32
  • hypothetical problems that relate chapter topics to a variety of family structures
  • the addition of interdisciplinary material from the social sciences

Honed to a fine point, this family law casebook is the perfect teaching tool—adapting to your students’ needs and to your preferences as you create your syllabus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735570924
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 780
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A historical glimpse of family law
Ch. 2 Marriage and its barriers
Ch. 3 Annulment
Ch. 4 Cohabitation outside marriage
Ch. 5 Jurisdiction
Ch. 6 Establishing alimony (maintenance)
Ch. 7 Modifying alimony (maintenance)
Ch. 8 Establishing child support
Ch. 9 Modifying and enforcing child support
Ch. 10 Determining child custody
Ch. 11 Modifying custody - removal
Ch. 12 Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Ch. 13 Visitation
Ch. 14 Property division
Ch. 15 Premarital agreements
Ch. 16 Pensions and insurance
Ch. 17 Bankruptcy
Ch. 18 Reopening judgments
Ch. 19 Contempt
Ch. 20 Family tax issues
Ch. 21 Attorney fees and liens
Ch. 22 Professional responsibility
Ch. 23 Domestic violence
Ch. 24 Child abuse
Ch. 25 Terminating parental rights
Ch. 26 Adoption
Ch. 27 Paternity
Ch. 28 Alternative reproduction
Ch. 29 Medical rights of children
Ch. 30 Mediation
Ch. 31 Name change
Ch. 32 Family privacy - wiretaps
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