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. Pre or co-requisite: PLS 100. Three lecture hours per week.
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.