|Course||Advanced Family Law Practice - Law 698H|
Family law taken in past or concurrently
community property, trial practice
This course will teach the student practitioner the basics of handling a family law case from the moment a client walks in the door. We will address fee agreements and ethics of running a law practice, with a focus of special issues in family law. The students will work a case (based on a fact scenario), including the drafting of a petition for dissolution, preparing and filing a motion for temporary orders for support, legal decision-making, and parenting time, calculating child support in AZ, developing a parenting plan and conducting a mock temporary orders hearing. The participant will also learn how to effectively deal with difficult clients who have personality disorders or take unreasonable positions. A trip to superior court and lunch with the family law judges will be planned.
Arizona Family Law and Rules 2013-2014, West, ISBN: 9780314652171, Thomson Reuter, 2014-2015 edition.
Students will prepare a Petition for dissolution, motion for temporary orders, proposed parenting plan, child support calcution and proposed order and conduct a mock hearing on temporary orders.
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