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Fall 2021
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
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   MW  2:05 PM-3:20 PM F108

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
Course Delivery:
Residential
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: E-book
    Requirement: Optional
    Author: Krause, Elrod & Oldham
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 8th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1647086114
      
  • 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
      

Additional Materials:
Case book Only 978-1683284512 Casebook Plus version is OPTIONAL 978-1647086114  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Mon., Aug. 23 Introduction – What is a Family? pp. 1-19 pp.71-88; 110-130; 215-218 Wed., Aug. 25 Cont./ State Intervention/Privacy pp. 43-71; 19-41

    Material:
    Krause, Elrod, Oldham, Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions (8th ed., 2018) (ISBN:978-1-68328-451-2). An electronic version is available.

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    https://www.courses.miami.edu/ultra/courses/_580286_1/cl/outline

    Additional Information:
    All course information (Course Requirements, Syllabus, Zoom Best Practices, Supplemental materials) is available on the course BlackBoard. A Zoom link for the course is also available here.
      

 
Professor(s)

FENTON, ZANITA


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