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Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related matters and domestic relations. ~Wikipedia

Are you interested in family law? Do you want to know more about it?  Or maybe you are a paralegal wanting expand your skills,  this is a place for you to explore thoroughly and visit frequently.


Online resources that provide an overview of the subject. These are especially
helpful for learners who are searching for subjects that suit their needs and
personal interests.

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Overview of Family Law Wikipedia

General Topics for Study

These topics are covered in a first course of law for paralegals. Most of these topics then appear as separate and more advanced courses.
  1. The family law practice

  2. Premarital  and cohabitation agreements

  3. Marriage, cohabitation, and emerging alternatives

  4. Divorce, dissolution and annulment

  5. Division of property and debts

  6. Discovery and financial statements

  7. Alimony

  8. Parenthood

  1. Child custody and visitation

  2. Child support and paternity

  3. Adoption, in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy

  4. Family violence

  5. Pretrial motions and orders

  6. Postjudgement issues

  7. Negotiations, hearings, and trials

These are contemporary textbooks that appear online, free of charge but with an undetermined number of pages missing. They are selected for their relevance and quality.

Family Law

Note: Some of these tutorials might require a PDF reader. If you do not have an the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your device, you can download a free copy here. Many also require the Google Play app for mobile devices.

  1. Marriage and Cohabitation
  2. Divorce, Dissolution, and Annulment

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015