Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Harry D. Krause,David D. Meyer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314183675

Category: Law

Page: 364

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Family law has emerged as one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of modern law. Drawing increasingly from constitutional law, conflicts of laws, property, torts, criminal law, tax and welfare law, family law has also grown ever more complex. The fifth edition of this classic text, available in late August 2007, comprehensively surveys the traditional landscape of family law as well as important new legislation and case law relating to domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, parentage, adoption, child custody and support.

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Harry D. Krause,David D. Meyer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314144416

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 951

Family law draws from constitutional law as well as from criminal law, conflict laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. This comprehensive review inspects the creation of marriage relationships, spousal rights and obligations, parent and child relationships, marriage termination, and the economic consequences of divorce.

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Tony Wragg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780421957503

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 118

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Tony Wragg explains the basic principles of family law using key cases and statutes to illustrate important issues and points. Model questions and answers are provided as an aid to revision.

Children and the Law in a Nutshell

Author: DOUGLAS. MANGOLD ABRAMS (SUSAN. RAMSEY, SARAH.),Sarah H. Ramsey,Susan V. Mangold

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640201897

Category: LAW

Page: 648

View: 7718

This thoroughly updated Nutshell follows the structure and format of the authors' popular casebook--Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of "parent," civil and criminal abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports.

Adoption Laws in a Nutshell

Author: Sanford N. Katz,Daniel R. Katz (Lawyer)

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314190307

Category: Law

Page: 299

View: 2795

With the number of people waiting to adopt children, the need for a comprehensive yet succinct explanation of adoption laws and practices is met by Adoption Laws in a Nutshell. The book is an excellent resource for the legal and social work professions, providing an analysis of the latest developments regarding agency responsibilities toward adoptive parents and children, consents necessary to complete an adoption, father's rights, the new assisted reproductive technology and adoption including surrogacy, standards for placement, open adoption, access to adoption records, inheritance rights of all the parties and intercountry adoption.

Conflicts in a Nutshell

Author: David D. Siegel,Patrick J. Borchers

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314160669

Category: Law

Page: 449

View: 8503

Develop perspective on the conflicts of law arena with Siegel's broad vantage point. Topics covered include issues involving domicile; jurisdiction; adjudication; statute of limitations; foreign law; contract and business cases; torts; "renvoi"; Erie Doctrine; judgments; and family (marriage, dissolution of marriage, property incidents, and custody). Use Siegel's Conflicts in a Nutshell as an introduction and review tool for students or as a quick refresher and reference tool for lawyers.

Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194961

Category: Law

Page: 347

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Gain an overview and develop perspective on the extensive area of criminal law. Organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Features special defenses and the burden of proof. Covers inchoate and group criminality. Also reflects on the limitations of criminal law.

Canadian Family Law

Author: Julien D. Payne,Marilyn A. Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552211120

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 675

View: 1982

"Canadian Family Law" provides expert insight into most of the fundamental legal issues that confront Canadian families today. This new and expanded edition incorporates recent developments such as same sex marriage. It includes new chapters on spousal support, child support, post-divorce parenting arrangements, and remedies available under provincial and territorial law. The book will be of particular interest to practitioners and to other professionals who require an understanding of the law related to families.

Constitutional Law in a Nutshell

Author: Jerome Barron

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634596237

Category:

Page: N.A

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This 9th edition of Constitutional Law in a Nutshell summarizes constitutional law from Marbury v. Madison (1803) to the present. This edition features some new and controversial cases. A new and famous example is Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) which held, per Justice Kennedy, 5-4, that under both the Due Process and the Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment "same sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States." In Fisher v. University of Texas (2016) the Court held, 4-3, per Justice Kennedy, that the much litigated, race-conscious admissions program of the University of Texas was valid under the Equal Protection Clause. In the area of "a woman's right to decide to have an abortion," the Court in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt (2016) upheld, 5-2, the use of rigorous undue burden standard as the measure of the abortion right. The Court ruled that two provisions of a Texas law targeting the state's abortion clinics were unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment. The First Amendment, as always, continues to generate new and important decisions. Thus, Reed v. Gilbert (2015) held that a town sign ordinance violated the First Amendment. The court indicated that any speech regulation directed to a specific subject matter should be evaluated under the strict scrutiny standard. The decision leaves open a question as to whether this ruling is intended to be applied to previously less protected categories of expression. This edition, of course, contains numerous other important decisions. The objective is to summarize the essence of the Court decisions and to do so in a concise and understandable way.

Family Law Digest

Matrimonial Property

Author: Juma, Katarina,Kanjama, Charles

Publisher: LawAfrica Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 996672379X

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 5706

Family Law Digest book critiques the inconsistency of the Kenyan courts decisions as regards the division of matrimonial property. In a nutshell, this digest is a review of the decisions of Kenyan courts when faced with the question of the determination of inter-spousal property rights.

Copyright Law in a Nutshell

Author: Mary LaFrance

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603041

Category:

Page: 524

View: 8499

This product offers a compact yet comprehensive and up-to-date overview of U.S. copyright law in an uncluttered and readable format. Coverage ranges from the fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringement to the highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordings, the safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providers, and the anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention.

Environmental Law in a Nutshell

Author: Daniel A. Farber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314290304

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 8183

Farber's Environmental Law in a Nutshell provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live.

Employment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Robert Covington,Joseph Seiner

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634607636

Category:

Page: 643

View: 8572

This Nutshell provides an overview of individual employee rights and responsibilities. It addresses a number of areas, including establishing and ending the employment relationship, protection of employee privacy and reputation, discrimination, regulation of wages and hours, employee physical safety, fringe benefits, and employee duties of loyalty. This edition includes a substantially revised treatment of discrimination law, expanded discussion of employment-based health care, and takes into account a number of recent Supreme Court decisions and the use of executive orders. It further addresses how employment law directly impacts the modern economy, discussing how this area of the law effects on-demand workers in the technology sector.

American Indian Law in a Nutshell

Author: William C. Canby

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 6033

Canby?s American Indian Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition is a succinct but comprehensive treatment of federal Indian law, with emphasis on jurisdictional problems and the policies underlying them. Topics include the history of American Indian law and policy, the federal-tribal trust relationship, Indian tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country, Indian civil rights, tribal water rights and hunting and fishing rights. All text is supported by citation of cases and statutes.

Introduction to Estate Planning in a Nutshell

Author: Robert J. Lynn,Grayson M. P. McCouch

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314153067

Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 5465

The Estate and Estate Planning; Transfer of Property at Death by Will and Under Intestate Law; Survivorship Interests; Community Property; "Simple" Wills; Insurance; The Estate Arising From Status: Social Security; "Private" Pensions; Workers' Compensation; Veterans' Benefits; Trusts: An Introduction; Future Interests: An Introduction; Using Private Express Trusts; Charitable Trusts; The Rule in Shelley's Case; Doctrine of Worthier Title; Rule Against Perpetuities; Rule Against Accumulations; Some Aspects of Fiduciary Administration; Federal Estate and Gift Taxes.