This course is designed to provide students an overview of the laws involving domestic relationships, with emphasis on marriage, marital dissolutions, property division and distribution, custody, child support, paternity and other legal issues affecting domestic partners and children. Through in-depth study of this material, students will gain an understanding of the responsibilities of the legal professional in this area of law. Through multiple hands-on drafting projects, students will develop the professional skills necessary to support attorneys practicing in this field. Finally, students will evaluate the many ethical issues that arise in this practice area.
*This course is part of a Paralegal certificate package.