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Fall 2016
LAW136  A  FAMILY LAW

Course Description
This survey course is intended to cover the basic issues that arise in Family law practice. These include entry into marriage; legal treatment of couples in marital and nonmarital relationships; divorce matters, including alimony and property distribution, the role of the attorney; custody and child support, child abuse and neglect; dependency, foster care and adoption. An in-class mock negotiation of a divorce settlement is required. A Family Court Observation is also required.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2016 - 11-29-2016   MW  11:00 AM-12:20 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Family & Personal - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

FENTON, ZANITA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: zfenton@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-4275
Office: G374