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California Family Law


California Family Law

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/05/2021
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

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Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law 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 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.

New to the Eighth Edition:

  • The name change from California Family Law for Paralegals to California Family Law reflects the broad appeal this book has long had for law school courses and law offices as well as paralegal programs.
  • Teachers and students at all levels appreciate the carefully constructed pedagogy, while all users value the integration of statutory law and judicial interpretation in a practical, comprehensive approach.

Additionally, the Eighth Edition:

  • Reflects changes in statutes
    • Spousal support, domestic violence, child support factors, child abuse are but a few of the areas in which the law has recently changed
  • Discusses important case law in-depth
    • Each section discusses not just the statutory law, but controlling case precedent as well
    • Entire case opinions are included as appropriate to give the reader an in-depth exposure to the court’s reasoning
  • Integrates updated forms
    • The judicial council forms are mandated by the Legislature for use on almost every aspect of this practice. This text discusses in detail these forms and provides updated versions for ease of instruction

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Focus on the California Family Code, including integrating statutory law and judicial interpretation, and providing a cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law.
  • Powerful pedagogy that surpasses most books on California law, including chapter overviews and summaries, exercises, key terms, glossary and more.
  • Thorough updates, including new case and statutes, and completely updated forms.
  • Helpful features such as chapter overviews and summaries, exercises, key terms, and more.
  • Key forms that students will encounter in practice.

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