Release on 2004 | by Robert E. Oliphant,Nancy Ver Steegh
Examples and Explanations
Author: Robert E. Oliphant,Nancy Ver Steegh
Pubpsher: Aspen Law & Business
Today's wide-ranging family law courses challenge students to assimilate a vast array of material. Make sure your students understand the scope and depth of the subject by requiring or recommending Family Law: Examples & Explanations. This new paperback simplifies study by stressing clarity and coherence: straightforward presentation, with topics organized into discrete chapters to give quick access to specific principles comprehensive coverage puts family law in perspective and includes subjects not usually found in study guides, such as domestic violence, mediation, and professional responsibility focuses on what the reader wants to know, with clear explanations of difficult areas provides citations for important cases and applicable statutes to serve as a valuable research tool. When you examine this powerful study guide, be sure to notice: the authors use of the proven and popular Examples & Explanations style to reinforce basic knowledge and extend the application of that knowledge to a variety of situations - students must exercise higher level thinking skills, rather than rote recall relevant social science research that supplies an interdisciplinary perspective the text includes discussions of the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act, relevant federal statutes, and the ALI Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution Family Law: Examples & Explanations is the study guide instructors can require or recommend with confidence.
Newly revised in its Fourth Edition, the popular text; Family Law for Paralegals offers a complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight in topics of current interest. Engaging students with real-life examples and practical exercises centered on hot issues will induce excitement in the classroom and subsequently evoke a passionate response to the material covered in lecture. Instructors choose Family Law for Paralegals because: * this thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers paralegal students the nuts-and-bolts of the law, while also providing a relevant historical framework and exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today * short historical overviews in each chapter give students a meaningful understanding of family law * comprehensive in coverage, the book covers basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage * helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussions while sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice * clear pedagogy--including summaries, key terms, and review and discussion questions--helps students better understand the material and develop their critical thinking and writing skills * a range of assignments in each chapter provides students with the opportunity to practice different skills including research, analysis, memo writing, and argumentation * the Instructor's Manual includes teaching tips and a Test Bank Exciting changes to this Fourth Edition include: * new cases that keep the book fresh in its Fourth Edition * Internet references in each chapter * updated topical coverage, with important new developments, particularly in the areas of gay/lesbian rights and nontraditional families Family Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition uses clearly-written text and well-crafted pedagogy to make the material easily accessible to students, while a comprehensive educational package supports the instructor's efforts give their students a thorough understanding of family law as it applies today. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/ehrlich_familylaw4
Release on 2015-09-29 | by Douglas Abrams,Naomi Cahn,Linda Mcclain,Catherine Ross,David Meyer
Author: Douglas Abrams,Naomi Cahn,Linda Mcclain,Catherine Ross,David Meyer
Pubpsher: West Academic Publishing
In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'
Release on 2018-07-06 | by Denise Whitehead,Mark D. Hunter
Author: Denise Whitehead,Mark D. Hunter
Pubpsher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Now in its fourth edition, Youth in Conflict with the Law provides a thorough background on the social development of children and youth and the legal responses to young persons who are involved with crime in Canada. While maintaining the sharp focus and the discussion-provoking features that made earlier editions so popular, authors Denise Whitehead and Mark D. Hunter guide students through the important distinction between punishment and a restorative justice approach—a crucial understanding for those who are the first point of contact with youth. Highlighting the important role of police involvement from first contact to youth justice court, this new edition delves deeply into current issues relating to race and ethnicity, mental health, and the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the important intersection between youth criminal justice and child and family services. New to this edition are updated statistics on youth crime and references to current youth criminal legislation. Featuring informative sidebars, real case briefs, and “In the News” sections, and accompanied by an updated instructor’s guide, this accessibly written text is an excellent resource for students in police foundations programs and training courses.
This authoritative handbook provides a definitive overview of the theory and practice of couple therapy. Noted contributors--many of whom developed the approaches they describe--combine clear conceptual exposition with thorough descriptions of therapeutic techniques. In addition to presenting major couple therapy models in step-by-step detail, the book describes effective applications for particular populations and problems. Chapters adhere closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, enhancing the book's utility as a reference and text. See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, also edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.
Do you want to go to law school? Better read this book first. With the crush of the economic downturn and tight job market, law school might be the right choice for you...or not. After having a first profession, author Erin Albert decided to attend law school, and graduated in May, 2012. After publishing several books, Dr. Albert wanted to publish a book about what law school is "really like." Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Read This Book: 10. You can live vicariously through the author's experience instead of putting yourself through the very expensive and time- consuming process of law school. 9. You want to learn about what it takes to be a part-time law student-on top of a life and a day job. 8. You want to learn about law school mistakes-and how to avoid them. 7. You want to learn what the #1 most important question to ask yourself is prior to heading back to school-and studying the law. 6. You want to find what it takes to go through the grind of law school. 5. You want details on the curriculum and the "extra stuff" - like law review, moot court, etc. 4. You want to understand how you will think differently about life after law school. 3. You are a professional already and are thinking of adding on law school to supplement your first career. 2. You need a good reality check on law school before you head back to class. 1. You want to avoid making potentially the biggest mistake of your life.
Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core components of ADHD are elucidated. The volume explores the impact of the disorder across a wide range of functional domains--behavior, learning, psychological adjustment, school and vocational outcomes, and health. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points. New to This Edition *Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice. *Expanded with many new authors and new topics. *Chapters on cutting-edge interventions: social skills training, dietary management, executive function training, driving risk interventions, complementary/alternative medicine, and therapies for adults. *Chapters on the nature of the disorder: neuropsychological aspects, emotional dysregulation, peer relationships, child- and adult-specific domains of impairment, sluggish cognitive tempo, and more.
Release on 2016-09-22 | by Mark Graber,Jason K. Wilbur
Author: Mark Graber,Jason K. Wilbur
Pubpsher: McGraw Hill Professional
The #1 review book for the Family Medicine Board Examination – updated with a new full-color design! The renowned Family Practice Examination and Board Review is now Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination & Board Review, the perfect way to prepare for the primary and recertification exam in family medicine and for licensure exams. This engagingly written study guide has been completely updated with a new full-color design and is enhanced by powerful new learning aids, including 50 additional questions to the already comprehensive final exam, and chapter-ending clinical pearls that consolidate high-yield information. You will also, of course, find the humor, wit, and approachable tone that have brought the book legions of enthusiastic – and appreciative – fans. New to this edition! Full color layout Clinical pearls at the end of each chapter to highlight key takeaways 50 brand new final exam questions Numbered cases for easy reference Outstanding features from the previous edition: More than 350 progressive case studies that reflect the realities of clinical practice and prepare you for your exams 29 chapters based on body system and elements of patient care A comprehensive final exam (nearly 200 questions) with answers referenced to pages in the book Detailed answer explanations that describe not only why an answer is correct, but why the other answers are wrong Comprehensive coverage of ALL topics on the boards and recertifying exam Super-effective learning aids such as Quick Quizzes, Helpful Tips, learning objectives, clinical pearls, and more Color photographs of conditions most easily diagnosed by appearance An outstanding refresher for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners