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PAL 105 - Family Law

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

An analysis of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code and the problems of parties involved in separation and divorce. Emphasis is on preparation of divorce complaints, separation support and custody agreements.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Function efficiently at the paralegal level in a law office that practices in the family law.
  2. Develop an understanding of the tools to ascertain the law and effectively utilize these tools.
  3. Prepare and interpret documents filed with the courts in domestic or family law proceedings.
  4. Calculate and predict obligations created by a family relationship, particularly financial obligations of family members.
Listed Topics
  1. Divorce: Procedure and Substantive Law and History
  2. Support and Alimony/Pendente Lite: Use of Guidelines and Alimony Support Procedures
  3. Child Custody Problems: Partial and Legal Custody Procedural and Substantive Law
  4. Equitable Distribution: Valuation of Assets Division Factors, and Application
  5. Adoption: Agency and Private
  6. Protection from Abuse
Reference Materials
Statutes and local forms.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 05/04/2005

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