Studies the paralegal's role in assisting family law attorneys. Students discover how family law has evolved and how it continues to adapt to complex issues such as annulment, separation, and dissolution of marriage (divorce). Consequential considerations are covered such as child custody and support, maintenance (alimony), property settlement and taxes, adoption, paternity, and the rights of family members. Students draft various documents and learn ethical considerations.
Prerequisite: C or better in PLGL 130 and PLGL 140.
(PCS 1.2, 3 credit hours; 3 hours lecture, 0 hours lab)