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Overview

This is the essentials version of the market leader in family law (Statsky's Family Law, 4th, West, 1996). It is a briefer, less expensive paperback text ideal for shorter courses or for courses that supplement a paperback with state-specific material. Chapters 2-5, most of Chapter 1, all cases, appendices, and assignments that require library research have been eliminated in this version to provide concise, accurate coverage with an emphasis on practical paralegal skills and techniques. State-specific supplements are also available for Texas, New York, California, and Florida.

William P. Statsky, Thomas Edison State College

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).
  • major new material added on civil unions, domestic partnership, covenant marriage, premarital agreements, "reality TV" family law, and more
  • internet resources on family law at the end of every chapter
  • extensive tables and organizational charts to clarify concepts and present detailed information to students
  • new computer material added on child custody, visitation scheduling, and child-support worksheets on the Internet
  • includes sample forms that introduce students to important forms that they will use in real practice
  • assignments in chapters ensure that students are gaining competance in this important area of law
  • brief hypotheticals that illustrate and apply concepts accompany discussions
Chapter 1: Introduction to Family Law and Practice.
Chapter 2: Premarital Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements.
Chapter 3: Traditional Marraige and Alternatives.
Chapter 4: Annulment.
Chapter 5: Divorce Grounds and Procedure.
Chapter 6: Spousal Support, Property Division, and the Separation Agreement.
Chapter 7: Child Custody.
Chapter 8: Child Support.
Chapter 9: Tax Consequences of Separation and Divorce.
Chapter 10: The Legal Rights of Women.
Chapter 11: Illegitimacy and Paternity Proceedings.
Chapter 12: The Legal Status of Children.
Chapter 13: Adoption.
Chapter 14: The New Science of Motherhood.
Chapter 15: Torts and Family Law.
Glossary.
Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133479693
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Essentials of Torts

ISBN: 9781401879648
Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today's students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781111137878
The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching options, such as lecture ideas and suggestions for using selected assignments, answers to Ethics in a Torts Practice, and Review Questions, and a comprehensive testbank with answer key. Available via www.cengage.com/community/paralegal.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781111137861
The Instructor Resources CD-Rom includes: Instructor's Manual, Computerized Testbank in ExamView, and Customizable PowerPoint™ Presentations.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645069
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Each WebTUTOR™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including; matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, teaching.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645076
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Each WebTUTOR™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including; matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, teaching.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111644901
Cengage Learning's Paralegal CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook.

FOR STUDENTS

Essentials of Torts

ISBN: 9781401879648
ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting material, this book focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS includes topics that are relevant for today's readers such as the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter to clarify important concepts and reinforce difficult material.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645069
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645076
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111644901
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.