Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 643 Family Law



Course Description

This course examines the relationship between family and law. Topics addressed include legal definitions of family taking into consideration both the marital and non-marital family; rights and obligatons among family members; the federal and state government's role in family life as well as the constitutional limits on government involvement; dissolution of family including issues of property distribution, alimony/support, and the implications of children; jurisdiction; and the role of the attorney in family formation and disputes.