Courses 2012 - 2013
LAW A 580 Family Law
This course examines the law governing the definition of family and the rights and duties of family members to each other. It concentrates on marriage and dissolution and covers such topics as restrictions on who may marry, family privacy doctrine, allocation of duties within marriage by contract and public policy, and issues incident to dissolution of marriage (property division, spousal and child support, and child custody). Other topics may include jurisdiction, legal recognition of adult cohabitants, legal status of unmarried parents and their children, enforcement and modification of custody and support orders, the role of the divorce lawyer, and divorce mediation.