Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law for Paralegals integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of all aspects of the state's family law. Its practical, straightforward approach is designed to teach the basics to paralegal students, and powerful pedagogy makes it stand apart from most books on California Law. Chapter Overviews and Summaries, exercises, Key Terms, and a glossary combine with examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California. Comprehensive coverage explores all the key topics and developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition reflects important changes in the law, with new cases and statutes, including status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. As a result, all forms have been completely updated. A new discussion advises how technology can make family law practice more effective. Hallmark features of California Family Law for Paralegals: Focused on the California Family Code integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law Practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics Includes examples of all key Judicial Council forms used in California family law Powerful pedagogy surpasses most books on California law Chapter Overviews Chapter Summaries exercises Key Terms glossary Comprehensive coverage of all key topics and developments Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition: Reflects changes in the law new cases and statutes status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Forms completely updated. New discussion of technology to make family law practice more effective
Newly revised in its Fourth Edition, the popular text; Family Law for Paralegals offers a complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight in topics of current interest. Engaging students with real-life examples and practical exercises centered on hot issues will induce excitement in the classroom and subsequently evoke a passionate response to the material covered in lecture. Instructors choose Family Law for Paralegals because: * this thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers paralegal students the nuts-and-bolts of the law, while also providing a relevant historical framework and exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today * short historical overviews in each chapter give students a meaningful understanding of family law * comprehensive in coverage, the book covers basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage * helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussions while sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice * clear pedagogy--including summaries, key terms, and review and discussion questions--helps students better understand the material and develop their critical thinking and writing skills * a range of assignments in each chapter provides students with the opportunity to practice different skills including research, analysis, memo writing, and argumentation * the Instructor's Manual includes teaching tips and a Test Bank Exciting changes to this Fourth Edition include: * new cases that keep the book fresh in its Fourth Edition * Internet references in each chapter * updated topical coverage, with important new developments, particularly in the areas of gay/lesbian rights and nontraditional families Family Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition uses clearly-written text and well-crafted pedagogy to make the material easily accessible to students, while a comprehensive educational package supports the instructor's efforts give their students a thorough understanding of family law as it applies today. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/ehrlich_familylaw4
Using the Examples & Explanations pedagogy and FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)--an original tool for understanding the complexities of California Community Property--Charlotte Goldberg presents an effective and timely overview of California's community property system. FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)--a class-tested, unique tool for determining, under California law, whether marital property is to be considered community or separate property The FITS acronym helps students to understand the roles that funds, intentions, and titles play in characterizing property as either separate or community the proven-effective Examples & Explanations pedagogy combines straightforward introductions with well-written examples and explanations that apply concepts, reinforce learning, and test understanding of material covered meticulous treatment of joint titles and reimbursement, featuring examples thoroughly illustrating all possible scenarios, including retroactivity coverage of tangible and intangible property, such as businesses, educational degrees, goodwill, and pensions premarital agreements and recent amendments to the Premarital Agreement Act Updated throughout and with many new examples, the Second Edition features: major developments regarding retroactivity of the Family Code--affecting premarital agreements, fiduciary duty, and domestic partnerships several new cases clarifying premarital agreements and fiduciary duty new case decision regarding celebrity goodwill coverage of Family Code §4 and §2640(c) Designed and written for the needs of students, Examples & Explanations: California Community Property, now in a Second Edition, combines the time-tested E&E pedagogy with a class-tested tool of analysis that makes an enormous difference in the depth and quality of students' understanding of California community property law.
Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals, Fourth Editionthe concise text designed as an overview of wills, trusts, and estates for paralegal students, has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in both state and federal materials.Written specifically with the paralegal student in mind, this user-friendly text provides:Aquick, simple, and straightforward introductionto all of the basics of wills, trusts, and estates law Comprehensivecoverage of the key topics, including areview of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxesClearly written textandlively examplesto help students understand the lawHelpful guidance on how to draftwills and trusts documents A step-by-step review ofhow to complete the entire federal estate tax returnA final chapter with a state-by-state analysis of trust and estate lawContinuing examples describing four different familiesthat give students a helpful point of reference in learning the intricacies of estate planningWell-developed learning and teaching aids:chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises An appendix withuseful formsA manageable lengththat makes this book ideal for shorter coursesCompletely updated, the Fourth Edition includes:New chapter questionsUpdated state-specific materialin the final chapterUpdated tax materialsincluding the new federal tax formNew and updated formsin the appendix Comprehensive and practical, this manageable text conveys everything paralegal students need to know about wills, trusts, and estates without overwhelming them. An instructor website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at www.aspenlawschool.com/helewitz_wills4 .
Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals provides complete coverage of legal ethics tailored to the needs of the practicing paralegal. Now in its fifth edition, Therese Cannon's authoritative and highly successful textbook continues to provide paralegal students with invaluable insights into the ethical principles they will face in practice. Among the attributes that make this text so effective: comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable text and effective pedagogy. Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics. Review questions reinforce the material. discussion questions, hypotheticals, research and other outside assignments provide depth and practice in applying the rules each chapter includes landmark cases on paralegals and other cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied useful appendices provide the text of paralegal association ethics codes that are referenced throughout the book the book is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths and can be used in other paralegal courses for supplementary ethics coverage across the curriculum teaching package includes an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides The Fifth Edition has been enhanced with: new rules and cases, including changes in ABA Model Rules and new cases on supervision, UPL, confidentiality, conflicts, competence and litigation new assignments and research projectsmore hypotheticals suitable for use in class discussions or as assignments added to discussion questions expanded Instructor's Manual that includes a Test Bank Web site that has links to state-specific ethics rules, ethics opinions and guidelines Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, there is no text comparable to Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals for teaching professional responsibility to paralegal students.