LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Family Law
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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Family Law provides practical and insightful guidance on all aspects of a family law case for seasoned family law practitioners and other attorneys who handle family law matters in their Pennsylvania practice. The guide provides commentary, practice information, case summaries, and several forms. In addition, each chapter of the guide includes practical checklists to assist practitioners in the identification of important points of law and issues in the different types of family law cases. Each chapter also identifies the key provisions of the relevant Pennsylvania statutes and rules discussed in the chapter.
This comprehensive guide covers:
• The initial evaluation of the client and the case, terms of the retainer, and declining or terminating representation
• Alternative Dispute Resolution and a discussion of arbitration, mediation, and collaborative law
• Protection from abuse orders, jurisdiction and venue, the procedure for obtaining a protection from abuse order, and violation of the protection from abuse order
• Custody, categories of custody, jurisdiction and venue, parties in custody actions, custody factors, relocation, custody complaint and pretrial procedure, guardian ad litem and child advocate issues, custody evaluations, client and other witness preparation, and the trial
• Child Support, jurisdiction and venu issues, calculation of child support, pre-hearing practice, trial, and counsel fees
• Comparison of spousal support and alimony pendente lite
• Marriage and Dissolution
• Equitable Distribution
• Marital Settlement Agreements
• Premarital Agreements
• Assisted Reproductive Technology
• Appellate Practice
This publication is authored by two respected and recognized practitioners who frequently lecture and instruct on family law topics and whose years of experience and practice in family law and engagement in the family law community in Pennsylvania is reflected in the comprehensive, practical, and insightful guidance provided in this book.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: Evaluating the Client and the Case
Chapter 2: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 3: Protection from Abuse Orders
Chapter 4: Custody
Chapter 5: Child Support
Chapter 6: Spousal Support/Alimony Pendente Lite/Alimony
Chapter 7: Marriage and Dissolution
Chapter 8: Equitable Distribution
Chapter 9: Marital Settlement Agreements
Chapter 10: Premarital Agreements
Chapter 11: Assisted Reproductive Technology
Chapter 12: Appellate Practice
Chapter 13: Bankruptcy
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