ABA Guide to Family Law
This book will enable you to gain a greater understanding of the rights and responsibilities of people who are married, divorced, or living together. It could also help you work with others (including your attorney) to resolve disputes and plan for the future.
Family law, also known as matrimonial law or the law of domestic relations, often involves a great deal of stress. When people need information on family law, it is usually because they are going through—or considering—significant changes in their lives, such as divorce or separation. Other types of family law, including requirements for getting married and adopting a child, are associated with happier events, but have their share of stresses too. Knowledge of the law does not eliminate all the anxieties that may accompany a legal issue, but it is a step in the right direction.
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Ch. 1: Living Together
Ch. 2: Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
Ch. 3: Valid and Invalid Marriages
Ch. 4: Financial Aspects of Marriage
Ch. 5: Having Children
Ch. 6: Adoption
Ch. 7: Deciding Whether or Not to Divorce
Ch. 8: Separation, Annulment, and Divorce
Ch. 9: Dividing Property
Ch. 10: Alimony/Maintenance
Ch. 11: Child Support
Ch. 12: Custody and Visitation
Ch. 13: Domestic Violence
Ch. 14: Working with an Attorney
Ch. 15: Mediation and Other Alternatives