Family Law for the Paralegal: Concepts and Applications / Edition 3

Family Law for the Paralegal: Concepts and Applications / Edition 3

by Mary E. Wilson
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Family Law for the Paralegal: Concepts and Applications / Edition 3

This contemporary text reflects the emerging trends in American family patterns. With a focus on skill-building, FAMILY LAW FOR THE PARALEGAL, 2/e is written so readers understand family law and also the role a paralegal plays in family law practice. Each chapter includes cases, exhibits, tips and end-of-chapter assignments that address cutting-edge issues in the field. This edition includes a revised chapter on cohabitation and premarital agreements, a revised chapter on marriage and emerging alternatives, an expanded chapter on parenthood, links to important cases and an innovative MyLegalStudiesLab online course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133779714
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/27/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 648
Sales rank: 834,299
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mary E. Wilson is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to her law degree, she earned a Master’s in Education from Boston University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlebury College in English and Psychology. She is a member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and is admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Having retired as a full professor in 1997, she now is an adjunct faculty member at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill and Lawrence, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in the paralegal and criminal justice programs. In her more than thirty-five years of teaching at both public and private institutions, she has designed and taught a variety of behavioral science, education, and law courses. She has also directed a statewide training program for foster parents and social workers through the Massachusetts Community College system and has authored training manuals on child discipline and working with abused and neglected children. A former department chair, she has also served as a director and dean at Northern Essex.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to a Family Law Practice

2. Cohabitation and Premarital Agreements

3. Marriage and Emerging Alternatives

4. Annulment

5. The Divorce Process

6. Discovery and Financial Statements

7. Parenthood

8. Child Custody

9. Child Support

10. Spousal Support

11. Property Division

12. Separation Agreements

13. Family Violence

14. Adoption

APPENDIX A: National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Code of Ethics and

Professional Responsibility

APPENDIX B: Websites of Interest

APPENDIX C: State Websites for Forms and Statutes



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