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Family Law for Paralegals, now in its Fifth Edition, enriches and expands on basic coverage of key concepts with historical context and engaging discussions of contemporary topics of debate. Specifically developed for the paralegal student, thisMoreFamily Law for Paralegals, now in its Fifth Edition, enriches and expands on basic coverage of key concepts with historical context and engaging discussions of contemporary topics of debate. Specifically developed for the paralegal student, this time-proven text offers: * a brief historical overview in each chapter that sheds light on the origins and development of family law * broad topical coverage that spans the law of marriage and divorce, extending to cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage * examples from current events that enhance understanding and classroom discussion * key terms and chapter summaries to facilitate study and understanding * review questions that develop students critical thinking * a range of assignments in each chapter for practicing legal research, analysis, memo writing, and argumentation * a fully updated Instructors Manual that includes teaching tips and a test bank The timely Fifth Edition includes: * new Supreme Court cases * updated coverage of same-sex marriage explaining the current landscape in light of the recent decisions (through court decisions or legislative enactments) in five states to extend marital rights to gay men and lesbians * discussion of the impact of technology on family law, for example, cyberstalking, virtual visitation and the use of spyware to monitor spousal conduct * the latest developments in alternative dispute resolution, particularly collaborative law * a new section on postnuptial contracts Family Law for Paralegals, Fifth Edition, gives students a thorough understanding of the concepts and principles of family law. But more than that, J. Shoshanna Ehrlich ensures that students also gain an appreciation for how the law has evolved and how it continues to adapt to encompass the complex issues of our time.