LAW-2071: Domestic Relations

Credits 3
Academic Level

This course provides a general study of the laws which affect formal and informal relationships, premarital contracts and disputes, requirements of formal marriage, legal effects of marriage, support obligations within the family, legal separation, annulment, grounds for divorce, property settlements, alternative dispute resolution methods available in family law litigation, child custody, child support, abortion, effects of illegitimacy, and surrogacy agreements. The course will survey the general common law and federal law developments effecting family law including uniform interstate support and custody acts, and privacy and same sex marriage decisions.

Course Frequency
Offered each fall semester.