Course Number: 10110106
10-110-106 LAW-FAMILY ...exploration of family law practice; marriages and other domestic relationships; contracts affecting marriage; legal actions affecting the family including annulment, divorce, legal separation, paternity, adoption; laws relating to children and reproduction; drafting pleadings and documents relevant to family law practice; ethical issues and the paralegal's role in family law practice. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better.)
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- List the requirements for marriages and other domestic relationships
- Differentiate types of contracts affecting marriage and other domestic relationships
- Differentiate annulment, divorce and separation actions, and their effects on marriages
- Use effective checklists for gathering information relevant to legal actions affecting the family
- Draft pleadings and documents relevant to the domestic relations field.
- Apply the laws of child support, legal custody and physical placement
- Describe state laws and procedural steps relating to the various methods of establishing parent-child relationships
- Explore state laws relating to children
- Explore the laws relating to reproduction
- Describe the function of the paralegal in family law practice
- Describe ethical issues commonly arising in a family law practice.