Children and the Law in a Nutshell by Douglas Abrams; Susan Mangold; Sarah RamseyThis thoroughly updated Nutshell follows the structure and format of the authors' popular casebook--Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of "parent," civil and criminal abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports.
Call Number: Reserves: KF479 .R36 2018 and e-book
Publication Date: 2018-03-14
Family Law in a Nutshell by John E. B. MyersFew areas of law practice cover as many issues as family law. The subject embraces marriage and divorce, annulment, custody of children, spousal and child support, complex property issues, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and alternative means of reproduction. Each of these topics itself is complex. For example, within the broad subject of child custody lie the issues of interstate move away cases, international parental child abduction, and the impact of domestic violence on a parent's right to custody or visitation. In addition to purely legal issues, family law has a large psychological component, touching on some of the most important and sensitive aspects of human nature and interaction, such as, what is a family, what are the rights and responsibilities of parents toward children, and how should society respond to child abuse and domestic violence? All of these issues, and more, are discussed in this Nutshell. The book provides a thorough introduction to this challenging field of practice.
Call Number: Reserves: KF505.Z9 K7 2019 and e-book
Publication Date: 2019-07-18
Family Law in Perspective by Walter Wadlington; Raymond C. O'BrienContinuing the approach of the previous editions, this book offers a conceptual approach to the legal issues implicit in family law. It describes the developments of: * Alternatives to marriage* Same-sex marriage* The expansion of assisted reproductive technology and gestational surrogacy Spousal and child support continue to be addressed at the state level through:* Expanding definitions of what constitutes property* The need to limit the duration of spousal support* The presumptive value of child support statutes Federal statutes have demanded greater support enforcement at the state level, and Congress retains control over ERISA, Social Security, and military benefits.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2012-02-15
Sum and Substance Quick Review of Family Law by Marc G. PerlinSum and Substance Quick Review is a short, clear, concise, and substantive outline. It is designed to make the study of law clear and convenient, and it is designed to help students prepare for their law school exams. The main body is an outline of the substantive content that a student needs to prepare for a law school exam. The concise format provides a "Big Picture" overview allowing students to review the subject quickly prior to final exams.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2018-11-28
Understanding Family Law by John DeWitt Gregory; Peter Nash Swisher; Robin Fretwell WilsonUnderstanding Family Law includes comprehensive coverage of topics such as traditional and nontraditional families, nonmarital and postmarital contracts, annulment, paternity and legitimacy, procreation rights, contraception, abortion, sterilization, artificially assisted conception, and adoption and termination of parental rights. Like the prior edition published in 2005, this new Fourth Edition of Understanding Family Law explains specific family law issues, such as intrafamily tort immunity and liability, medical care for child and spouse, wrongful life and wrongful birth, domestic violence, PINS, CHINS, ethical issues for the lawyer, alternative dispute resolution, equitable distribution, community property, and child custody and visitation. This Fourth Edition is updated to reflect changes in the law since the last edition. The discussion of assisted conception in particular, has been substantially revised to address technological changes and new law, such as the post- death conception case. This Fourth Edition also includes references to 50 states surveys so the reader can find their local law quickly.