Aspen Publishing

Family Law in Focus

Marlene A. Pontrelli, J. Shoshanna Ehrlich


  • ISBN: 9781454868040

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  • Description

    Family Law in Focus offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented approach to the legal and practical aspects of Family Law. By providing real-world scenarios throughout, the text gives students numerous opportunities to apply what they are learning, and solidify their understanding of important concepts. Clear explanatory text, Case Previews, and Case Follow-ups further clarify the doctrine and aid in student understanding.

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    Page Count 714
    Published 09/16/2016
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    Summary of Contents

    Table of Contents
    The Focus Casebook Series
    Chapter 1. The Law of the Family
    Chapter 2. Marriage and the Legal Regulation of Nonmarital Couples
    Chapter 3. Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
    Chapter 4. The Law of Divorce, Annulment, and Legal Separation
    Chapter 5. Child Custody
    Chapter 6. Child Support
    Chapter 7. Spousal Support
    Chapter 8. The Division of Marital Property
    Chapter 9. The Divorce Process
    Chapter 10. Jurisdiction
    Chapter 11. Domestic Violence
    Chapter 12. Determining Parentage
    Chapter 13. Child Abuse and Neglect
    Chapter 14. Adoption
    Chapter 15. Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    Table of Cases 

  • Author Information

    J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

    J. Shoshanna Ehrlich, J.D. is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She teaches a variety of courses including Family Law, Women and the Law, Legal Reasoning, and Children’s Rights. She also teaches an innovative Family Law Practice course in which students provide representation to a hypothetical client in a mock divorce case starting with the initial intake interview and concluding with the drafting of a negotiated separation agreement. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law.

    Before moving into the academic world, Professor Ehrlich was a family law attorney. She thus brings a real world perspective into her work as a professor and an author.

    In addition to Family Law for Paralegals, Professor Ehrlich is the author of Who Decides? The Abortion Rights of Young Women, and she is currently working on a new book on the legal regulation of adolescent female sexuality. In addition to having published widely in law review journals, Professor Ehrlich has a range of other publications, including the co-authorship of a training manual for attorneys who represent young women in judicial bypass proceedings, a legal resource manual for family planning providers, and a series of encyclopedia entries on topics such as the adoption and foster parenting rights of same-sex couples.

    Professor Ehrlich received her B.A. in Political Science and History in 1978 from the University of Michigan, and received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1982.

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