National in scope and practice-oriented, this work provides guidance for every stage of a family law proceeding from initial client contact through modification and enforcement. Covers adoption, attorney ethics, child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, paternity, spousal support, taxes, unmarried cohabitants, and valuation and distribution of property upon dissolution of marriage. Practice aids incorporated throughout the work include model pleadings, orders, motion papers, sample retainers, financial questionnaires, sample interrogatories, models of equitable distribution of marital property, and model direct and cross-examinations.
Volumes 9, 9A, 9B, and 9C cover matrimonial, family and health laws, with annotations from state and federal courts. Includes the uniform Adoption Act, Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Divorce Recognition Act, Marriage and Divorce Act, Premarital Agreement Act, and Status of Children of Assisted Conception Act.
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A nationally recognized treatise covering all aspects of the adoption process, including contested adoptions, inheritance rights of adopted children, interethnic and transracial adoption, international adoption, private placement, and related topics. Updated twice a year.
Covers the best interests of the child, enforcement and modification of custody and visitation, joint custody, jurisdictional issues, representing the minor child, trial practice and procedure, using experts, and visitation rights of third parties. Updated annually.
Covers breach of promise actions and other disputes over broken engagements; determining the marital component of fringe benefits and federal retirement benefits; determining when parties start and stop accumulating marital property; disputes between unmarried partners; the division of specific types of property; jurisdictional issues; and premarital and postnuptial agreements .
Summarizes the ways different states have handled important issues and makes recommendations for "model" provisions of law that legislatures might want to adopt. Offers a legal framework that can accommodate the different choices people make and the expectations they bring to their family relationships.
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