Family Law and Practice

Provides guidance for every stage of a family law proceeding from initial client contact through modification and enforcement.
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Frequency: (2 issues)
Print Book :6 volumes, loose-leaf, updated twice per year
$3,001.00
Quantity
In Stock
ISBN: 9780820513713
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Frequency: (2 issues)
International Order Inquiry

Product details

View a sample of this title using the ReadNow feature

Written by a distinguished group of matrimonial practitioners and family law experts from across the country, this treatise is national in scope and practice-oriented, providing guidance for every stage of a family law proceeding from initial client contact through modification and enforcement. Some of the topics covered in this comprehensive, up-to-date work include:

•   Strategy
•   Temporary relief
•   Child custody, including the latest cases on joint vs. sole custody
•   Valuation and distribution of property upon dissolution of marriage
•   Child support
•   Spousal support
•   Domestic violence
•   The latest tax considerations
•   Discovery, pre-trial, and trial techniques
•   Modification and enforcement of support orders
•   Divorce, support and benefits relevant to military families
•   Paternity proceedings
•   Adoption
•   Unmarried cohabitants
•   Counsel fees
•   Attorney ethics

Invaluable practice aids incorporated throughout the work include model pleadings, orders, motion papers, sample retainers, financial questionnaires, sample interrogatories, models of equitable distribution of marital property, model direct and cross-examinations.

First published in 1985.

Table of Contents

What's New 1  

CHAPTER 1 THE INITIAL CLIENT INTERVIEW 11|29|46|49

CHAPTER 2 PRECOMMENCEMENT STRATEGY 9|39|79|90

CHAPTER 3 JURISDICTION 9|25|49|59

Appendix 3A through

Appendix 3B RESERVED 1

Appendix 3C RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION 2

CHAPTER 4 GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE 6|25

Appendix 4A TEXT OF STATE STATUTES; GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE AND DEFENSES IN DIVORCE ACTIONS 53|245

Appendix 4B UNIFORM MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE ACT 7|55

CHAPTER 5 ANNULMENT 4|15|17

CHAPTER 6 HANDLING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES 7|36|63|73

Appendix 6A CITATIONS OF STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS 2

CHAPTER 7 PRETRIAL EXCLUSIVE POSSESSION OF THE MARITAL RESIDENCE 10|60|76

CHAPTER 8 TEMPORARY COUNSEL FEES AND EXPERT FEES 9|18|23|27

CHAPTER 9 POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS 19|69|82|90

CHAPTER 10 ETHICS AND MATRIMONIAL LAW 10|36|77|83

Appendix 10A NEW YORK RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF LAWYERS IN MATRIMONIAL ACTIONS 2|3|10

Appendix 10B SELECT PROVISIONS OF MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION 38

CHAPTER 11 TEMPORARY SUPPORT 9|25|36|41

CHAPTER 12 INTRODUCTION TO DISCOVERY 8|30|33

CHAPTER 13 FINANCIAL DISCOVERY 12|43|120|145

Chapters 14-16 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 17 NEGOTIATING SETTLEMENTS 9|48|55

Appendix 17A CLARK COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT GUIDE 2

CHAPTER 18 PREPARATION FOR TRIAL 8|28|93|151

CHAPTER 19 UNCONTESTED MATRIMONIAL ACTIONS 8|31|60|62

CHAPTER 20 EVIDENTIARY ISSUES 7|34|86

Appendix 20A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON EVIDENTIARY ISSUES 3

CHAPTER 21 TECHNIQUES FOR NONJURY TRIALS 11|45|68|101

CHAPTER 22 TECHNIQUES FOR JURY TRIALS 10|35|128|174

CHAPTER 23 CROSS-EXAMINATION OF EXPERT WITNESSES 5|10

Chapters 24-30 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 31 LITIGATING JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES UNDER THE UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ACT AND THE PARENTAL KIDNAPPING ... 10|38|58

Appendix 31A UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ACT 2|28

Appendix 31B PARENTAL KIDNAPPING PREVENTION ACT: FULL FAITH AND CREDIT PROVISION 28 USC § 1738A 2|3

CHAPTER 32 CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION 14|81|268|418

Appendix 32A INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION 2|12|20

Appendix 32B INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT 2|11|42

Appendix 32C UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT (1997) 5|49

CHAPTER 33 CHILD SUPPORT 13|49|68|71

Appendix 33A1 SELECTED CHILD SUPPORT STATUTES AND GUIDELINES 9

Appendix 33A2 SELECTED CHILD SUPPORT STATUTES AND GUIDELINES 2

Appendix 33A3 SELECTED CHILD SUPPORT STATUTES AND GUIDELINES 2

Chapter 34 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 35 PERMANENT SPOUSAL SUPPORT 7|12|26|29

CHAPTER 36 VALUATION OF MARITAL PROPERTY 18|60|122

CHAPTER 37 PRINCIPLES OF PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION 16|57|102|150

CHAPTER 38 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION 10|18|30

CHAPTER 38A A GUIDE TO COMMUNITY PROPERTY 8|28|41|45

CHAPTER 39 PERMANENT COUNSEL FEES 8|20|35|36

CHAPTER 40 TAX CONSIDERATIONS: SPOUSAL AND CHILD SUPPORT 4|24|69|113

CHAPTER 41 TAX CONSIDERATIONS: MARITAL PROPERTY DIVISION 12|57|107|120

Appendix 41A REGULATIONS UNDER IRC § 1041 2|4

Chapter 42 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 43 DIVORCE, SUPPORT AND BENEFITS--MILITARY FAMILIES 21|73|80|82

Appendix 43A UNIFORMED SERVICES FORMER SPOUSES' PROTECTION ACT (USFSPA) 2|6|10

Appendix 43B SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' CIVIL RELIEF ACT 2|5|22

CHAPTER 44 THE EFFECT OF BANKRUPTCY LAWS ON MARITAL DISSOLUTIONS, AGREEMENTS AND PROPERTY 11|36|88|115

Appendix 44A SELECTED PROVISIONS OF BANKRUPTCY CODE TITLE 11 2|115

Appendix 44B SELECTED PROVISIONS OF BANKRUPTCY CODE TITLE 18 2|10

Appendix 44C SELECTED PROVISIONS OF BANKRUPTCY CODE TITLE 28 2|8

Appendix 44D SELECTED FEDERAL RULES OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE 2|58

CHAPTER 45 INSURANCE ISSUES IN MATRIMONIAL ACTIONS 7|17|26|29

Appendix 45A PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RIGHTS REGULATORY PROVISIONS CONTINUATION COVERAGE AND ADDITIONAL STANDARDS ... 2|11

CHAPTER 46 THE ROLE OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS IN PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION 10|35|54|57

CHAPTER 47 ENFORCEMENT OF COURT ORDERS 13|66|86

Appendix 47A SOCIAL SECURITY ACT--TITLE IV-D (42 U.S.C. §§ 651, et seq.) 2|3|20

CHAPTER 48 INTERSTATE SUPPORT PROCEEDINGS 14|78|202|228

Appendix 48A TABLE OF STATES WHERE THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (UIFSA) HAS BEEN ADOPTED 2

Appendix 48B UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (2008) 2

Appendix 48C UIFSA FORMS BY FEDERAL OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT 11

Appendix 48D DIRECTORY OF INTERSTATE CENTRAL REGISTRIES 2

Appendix 48E DIRECTORY OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD SUPPORT INFORMATION AGENTS 2

Appendix 48F UNIFORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ACT 1968 REVISED ACT 3|8|51

Appendix 48G UNIFORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ACT 1950 ACT 3|48

Appendix 48H MODEL INTERSTATE INCOME WITHHOLDING ACT WITH COMMENTS 2|14

Appendix 48I RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF MAINTENANCE ORDERS ACT 2

Appendix 48J FEDERALLY APPROVED INTERSTATE CHILD SUPPORT FORMS: INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR SUPPORT; INTERSTATE SUBPOENA AND ... 2

Appendix 48K URESA FORMS 2

Appendix 48L REVISED UNIFORM ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS ACT 2

Chapters 49-51 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 52 MODIFICATION OF MATRIMONIAL DETERMINATIONS 10|41|69|85

Chapters 53-54 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 55 MEDIATION 10|24|35|37

Appendix 55A STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR LAWYER-MEDIATORS IN FAMILY DISPUTES 2

Chapters 56-57 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 58 APPEALS FROM TRIAL COURT ORDERS 10|27

CHAPTER 59 ANTENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS 10|46|58

Appendix 59A UNIFORM PREMARITAL AGREEMENT ACT 3|17

CHAPTER 60 IMMIGRATION AND FAMILY LAW 11|36|50

Chapter 61 RESERVED 1

CHAPTER 62 NONDIVORCE SUPPORT AND PROPERTY RIGHTS 9|32|60|80

CHAPTER 63 PATERNITY PROCEEDINGS 12|57|97|113

Appendix 63A UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT 32

Appendix 63B UNIFORM ACT ON PATERNITY 20

Appendix 63C UNIFORM ACT ON BLOOD TESTS TO DETERMINE PATERNITY 19

Appendix 63D UNIFORM PUTATIVE AND UNKNOWN FATHERS ACT 11

CHAPTER 64 ADOPTION LAW, PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE 27|97|119

Appendix 64A UNIFORM ADOPTION ACT (1994) 3|13|80|146

Appendix 64B INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN OFFICE DIRECTORY 2

CHAPTER 64A THE LAW OF ALTERNATIVE REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 10|44|52

Appendix 64A-A UNIFORM STATUS OF CHILDREN OF ASSISTED CONCEPTION ACT 2|23

Appendix 64A-B BIBLIOGRAPHY--THE LAW OF ALTERNATIVE REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 2

CHAPTER 65 UNMARRIED COHABITANTS 10|30|42|51

APPENDIX 65A State Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships as of June 2010 2

APPENDIX 65B Federal Defense of Marriage Act 2

APPENDIX 65C Websites for Further Information 2

CHAPTER 66 CIVIL ACTIONS AGAINST CHILD PROTECTIVE AGENCIES 9|25|33

CHAPTER 67 DOMESTIC TORTS 19|48|55|57

Appendix 67A STATUS OF INTERSPOUSAL TORT IMMUNITY 2

Appendix 67B STATUS OF PARENT-CHILD TORT IMMUNITY 2

Appendix 67C STATUS OF MARITAL RAPE EXEMPTION 2