Professor Picart | Summer 2017
Course Description and Objectives
This is a 3 credit survey course in Family Law. Students will learn most aspects of family law (both nationally and in Florida). Students will be able to examine particular facts and apply relevant laws pertaining to the following: the family as defined by law; the right to privacy and its relevance to family law; entering marriage; paternity; social and economic rights and obligations; "non-marital" families; dissolution of marriage; distribution of assets and liabilities at dissolution; alimony; prenuptial agreements; child custody; post-dissolution custody claims and modifications; visitation; child support; domestic violence; and family law practice.
Upon completing the course, students will be able to critically analyze complex theoretical issues and significant questions such as:
The course is both theoretically and practically oriented. Consequently, additionally, students will acquire the following practical skills for family law practice: