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Family Law

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An introduction to family law

This course is an elective in the Paralegal Certificate, but may also be taken as a standalone course. It is offered once per year, and will introduce students to the areas of family law including: marriage, pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, and adoption. Students will create all forms required for a GA divorce.

Students taking this class should either complete the Introduction to Law and Civil Litigation classes first or should have practical litigation experience.

The instructor encourages you to purchase a used copy of the textbook. The textbook will be supplemented with current materials and forms.

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Learner Outcomes

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the arise rights and obligations that arise from marriage
  • Identify legal requirements for a pre-nuptial agreement
  • Distinguish between annulment and divorce
  • Prepare the documents required for a Georgia divorce
  • Create a Georgia child support Excel spreadsheet
  • Understand the process and procedure for a valid Georgia adoption