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Welcome to Law 18 - Fall 2013

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Welcome to Law 18 - Family Law for Fall 2013.


1st week assignment - Let's get going. Make sure you read the class syllabus and print out the calendar of activities (duedates).  The required textbook for the class is  California Family Law for Paralegals by Marshall W. Waller - 6th Ed. ISBN    

California Family Law for Paralegals, Sixth Edition by Marshall W. Waller

California Family Law for Paralegals, Sixth Edition
by Marshall W. Waller
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Imprint: Aspen Publishers
Published: 3/14/2012  Previous edition copyright dates
ISBN: 9780735598713
Paperback: 688 pages

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Here is Chapter 1 of your textbook while you are waiting to get your textbook. 


Grade Distribution

Quizzes = 30 % of your grade

Assignments = 30 % of your grade

Forms = 25 % of your grade

Forum Discussions -  15 % of your grade


The class is divided into quizzes - 30% of your grade,  assignments - 30%,  Class participation - Discussions  - weekly online discussions -15% of your grade, and Forms 25%

The quizzes are not timed, nor multiple choice, but are short question/answer "open book" exams to test your understanding of the textbook. 

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Family Law
Chapter 2. Parents and Children
Chapter 3. Child Custody
Chapter 4. Child Visitation
Chapter 5. Child Support
Chapter 6. Spousal Support
Chapter 7. Property Rights and Obligations
Chapter 8. The Litigation Process
Chapter 9. Resolving Issues before Trial
Chapter 10. Enforcement
Chapter 11. Selected Issues

Assignments - 30%

 The first assignment is to Assignment #1 - Divorce Timeline and Assignment #2 - Three (3) ways to end a marriage

Class Participation - Discussions  - 15%

During the 1st week of class you will post your introduction under discussions, and also post to the following discussion topics - law study, legal argumentation, strategies against procrastination, learning ethics, reading law cases. Thereafter, each week, online students will post three times to each  

Family Law Forms - 25%
Family Law Forms - Look at the family law forms you will prepare and submit in this class.

You will use the following facts for all of your forms (facts are being updated for Fall 2013)

Class Rules

  • No cheating please - copying work, or quiz answers from another student is "cheating".
  • Be constructive and productive
  • Do not gripe or whine
  • Ask questions
  • Contribute replies
  • Expect to be misunderstood and to misunderstand
  • Don't take things personally
  • Be supportive
  • Remember that mistakes are learning opportunities
  • Learning is fun, challenging, frustrating, and exciting at the same time. 

    General Rules for Management:

  • Keep your posts short - one to two paragraphs.
  • Keep one topic/question per post - don't mix topics.
  • Keep your posts short - one to two paragraphs.
  • It is normal to feel lost. ASK lots of questions.
  • Keep one topic/question per post - don't mix topics.

    How does that sound? I think we can handle this. Did we forget anything?

    Let the journey begin !

Brief Description of our coverage of Family Law -    The class covers  family law, including dissolution, parents and children, child custody, child visitation, property, spousal support, family law litigation, and enforcement. You will learn how to prepare the forms for a divorce using a set of facts.

updated: 8/18/13 @  4:40 pm

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