Dec 09, 2023
LEGAL 210 - Family Law5 Credits
Focuses not only on the aspects of divorce and marital dissolution but also on the legal response to the changing sociological description of the family. Topics include divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, categorization of property (community and separate), domestic partnerships and rights of partners (heterosexual and homosexual), antenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, adoption, surrogate parents and an overview of domestic violence.
Pre-requisite(s) LEGAL 100 or POLS& 200 min. 2.0
Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve Students in Legal Studies program, pre-law students.
Active Date 20220330T15:34:20
Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
- Sociological description of the family
- Process of dissolution including divorce, annumment, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, categorization of property
- Domestic partnerships
- Ante and post nuptial agreements
- Property settlement agreements
- Surrogate parents
- Domestic Violence
Student Learning Outcomes
Accurately prepare court-mandated child support worksheets that meet Washington State Child Support Guidelines based upon selected examples and hypothetical situtations.
Accurately prepare court-mandated parenting plans that meet Washington State Parenting Plan Guidelines based upon selected examples and hypothetical situtations.
Accurately prepare dissolution petition based upon selected examples and hypothetical situation, that complies with state and local law.
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