Family law or community property or with professor permission
This seminar course is designed for law students who have an interest in practicing family law. The course will focus on fostering the skills needed for a successful family law practice, including understanding financial information used in a dissolution matters (tax returns, financial statements, retirement plans, etc.), how to calculate and advocate around support issues (child and spousal), Arizona's new custody law and parenting plan development, psychological aspects of dealing with family law clients, especially difficult clients, drafting of fee agreements, ethical issues related to family law practice, marketing and building a practice (including developing a business plan), ADR in family law cases and preparing a case for hearing.
West's Arizona Family Law and Rules, 2012-2013 ed., New Edition (expected release date of November 12, 2012)
Preparation of a marketing and business plan, draft of parenting plan, drafting of a petition for temporary orders.
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Class participation, written assignments and performance of mock ADR and/or mock hearings.
Please contact the professors for more detailed information