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LAWS 9942 Family Court Practice (Spring: 2 )


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the range of issues dealt with by family law practitioners. Starting with the more traditional subjects such as the psychodynamics of divorce, custody disputes, significant factors in the division of assets, the theory and practice of child support and alimony, tax ramifications of divorce, etc. This course addresses cutting edge issues in the evolving concept of family such as same sex marriage, de facto parents, assisted reproductive technology, and guardianships. The place of various forms of ADR including mediation as well as ethical considerations unique to family law practice will be discussed. Noted family law practitioners participate on a weekly basis in order to bring the course from theory to practice.


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Last Updated: 18-Sep-14