PLS 121 : Family Law and Procedure

This course presents an overview of family law with particular emphasis on the procedural aspects of the marriage contract, property rights of the parties, legal roles of husband and wife, adoption, protection from abuse, alimony, child support, and termination of marriage. The role of the paralegal in a family law office is studied. Three lecture hours per week. Spring

Prerequisites

Corequisites

  1. Work with the appropriate family court clerk’s office to file documents and obtain information.
  2. Draft legal documents and correspondence for marriage dissolutions and adoptions.
  3. Work empathetically with clients.

Overview

Subject

Credits

3

Degrees/Certificates That Require Course