Volume 18, Number 7
October/November 2001


From the Editor
Close to Home.
jennifer j. rose

The Chair's Corner
A Fulfilling Gig.
George R. Ripplinger

The Business of Law
Customers Deserve Better.
Edward Poll

Product Reviews
A Handbook of Family Law Terms.


All in the Family (Law)

Divorce Cases: How to Communicate with Clients, Get the Information You Need, Manage the Case, and Get Paid
Richard J. Podell

From the initial telephone call to modifying a custody order, a divorce lawyer is a combination lawyer, counselor, clergy person, financial planner, tax advisor, and friend.

Software for the Family Law Practice
Jeffrey M. Allen and Nikki Clark

Unbundle Your Practice
Forrest S. Mosten

Let your clients decide how their cases are managed and what your role should be.

Considering Mediation: What Lawyers and Clients Should Know
Robert D. Benjamin

Find out when to recommend mediation to your clients, how to prepare them for the mediation, your role, and how to choose a mediator.

Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children
Shannon Minter

Survey the current legal landscape for same-sex couples and their children with regard to marriage, adoption, child custody, and visitation.

Developing Trends in Nonparent Visitation and Custody Cases
Mary Ann Baker-Randall

Recent decisions give parents stronger constitutional grounds to oppose court-ordered visitation by grandparents and other relatives. Meanwhile, it's more likely that you will get a call from a potential client seeking custody of a minor child who is not his or her offspring.

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act: Collecting Interstate Child Support Obligations
Valerie Brandenburg

When the parents of a child live in different states, this act addresses the establishment of paternity, and the establishment, enforcement, and/or modification of a support order.

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Mitchell A. Jacobs and David L. Marcus

It's now easier for the parent with custody of the children to move to another state, fueling the need for laws to address interstate child custody jurisdiction. Here's how the UCCJEA works.

Adoption 101
Harlan Tenenbaum

Find out how to counsel birth parents and prospective adoptive parents.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Robert J. Nachshin

A prenuptial agreement is more effective than a postnuptial one, but a postnuptial agreement is better than no agreement at all.

Providing Responsible Representation When Your Client Is Involved with Domestic Violence
Bette J. Garlow

Although domestic violence is most apparent in family or criminal cases, it also impacts bankruptcy, wills and estates, business, tax, property, elder, consumer, housing, tort, and other cases.

Resource Roundup

Check out these ABA resources on family law.


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