Family Law and Practice, Fourth Edition, combines the theoretical and practical aspects of family law, preparing students to enter the workplace thoroughly knowledgeable about both family law and the procedural law requirements of family law practice. An Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a Test Bank accompany this text. Teaching and Learning Experience: Comprehensive coverage that links theory, history, and practice. Interesting, modern cases that reinforce important connections between theory and application. Critical thinking and application of concepts that reinforce knowledge, understanding, and skill development in the area of family law and practice.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Family Law and Practice, Fourth Edition, combines the theoretical and practical aspects of family law, preparing students to enter the workplace thoroughly knowledgeable about both family law and the procedural law requirements of family law practice. An Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and a Test Bank accompany this text. Teaching and Learning Experience: Comprehensive coverage that links theory, history, and practice. Interesting, modern cases that reinforce important connections between theory and application. Critical thinking and application of concepts that reinforce knowledge, understanding, and skill development in the area of family law and practice.
Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter. The website also features supplementary coverage on the following topics: Introduction to family law Family relationships between adults Family property and finances Domestic violence Financial and property provision for children Property and finances when relationships end Child protection
Presented in an accessible format, this text provides a detailed and authoritative exposition of the law, illustrated by carefully selected materials and complemented by clear and engaging commentary drawing on a range of critical and theoretical perspectives.
Focusing on moral, social and legal responsibilities as opposed to rights or obligations, this volume explores the concept of responsibility in family life, law and practice. Divided into four parts, the study considers the nature of family responsibility; constructions of children's responsibilities; shifting conceptions of family responsibilities; and family, responsibility and the law. The collection brings together leading experts from the disciplines of sociology, socio-legal studies and law to discuss responsibilities prior to birth, responsibilities for children, as well as responsibilities of children and of the state towards family members. The volume informs and challenges the developing conceptualization of responsibilities which arise in interdependent, intimate and caring relationships and their legal regulation. It will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners working in this complex field.
For ten years, and through four editions, people have relied on the best selling Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law for straightforward advice on important decisions. Whether you are getting married, separating, divorcing, changing a family law agreement or court order, or involved with a children's aid society, knowing how the Ontario Family Law System works and how to avoid some of its dangers really helps. The expanded and updated fourth edition of the Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, Certiﬁed Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, provides clear explanations about the important family law issues that people face every day. A reference for anyone who needs to understand Ontario family law, the Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law helps answer questions, clarify the issues, and lessen the stress that is often associated with family law matters. Almost 600 citations show the laws and court decisions that judges, and lawyers used everyday in Family Law. John Schuman presents the basics of Ontario family law from start to ﬁnish. He reviews marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements: what they are, why you need one, and how to do them properly. He also explains what happens when couples separate, including information on getting divorced, custody, access, parenting concerns, child and spousal support and division of assets and debts. John Schuman explains all options - from negotiation to mediation to collaborative practice, to the government child support calculation service to going to court - and what to expect with each one. He even explains what to do when a Children's Aid Society calls and what to do at each step in to court.
In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'
Cited regularly by superior courts in every jurisdiction in Australia and New Zealand, this work analyses the complex law and practice surrounding expert witnesses and expert evidence in personal injury, commercial, criminal and family law litigation. Setting out and interpreting the complex common law and statutory criteria for expert evidence admissibility, the book also provides guidance regarding expert witness appearances. Fundamentally revised to accommodate the increasing application of the uniform evidence legislation, this 4th edition also deals with a wide range of new areas of specialist evidence. It analyses relevant court rules and the use of single experts and concurrent evidence by experts (hot-tubbing) and incorporates new analysis of the law concerning expert witness immunity, civil and disciplinary actions against experts and evidence in relation to psychiatric injuries.