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Spring 2019
LAW136  A  FAMILY LAW

Course Description
This survey course is intended to cover the basic substantive 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
01-14-2019 - 04-23-2019   MW  9:30 AM-10:50 AM 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):
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Family Law Cases, Comments & Questions
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Krause, Elrod & Oldham
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 8th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1683284512
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Monday January 14th Introduction – What is a Family? pp. 1-19 pp.71-88; 110-130; 215-218

    Material:
    Family Law Cases, Comments & Questions West Academic Krause, Elrod & Oldham 8th Edition ISBN 978-1683284512

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    http://faculty.law.miami.edu/zfenton/family-law.html

    Additional Information:
    Syllabus and Course Requirements attached and also on website. Please log in to website to get any additional information. http://faculty.law.miami.edu/zfenton/family-law.html
      

    family-law-syllabus-spring-2019.pdf

 
Professor(s)

FENTON, ZANITA


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