Family Law Litigation Guide with Forms: Discovery, Evidence, Trial Practice
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This is the only publication available that helps prepare you for every phase of matrimonial and family law pre-trial practice and related court proceedings. You'll get in-depth coverage of procedural and evidentiary rules, as well as practical "how to" guidance that helps you apply those rules in court. Whether you're a specialist or a general practitioner, your work will go faster with clearly-written analyses, practice points, convenient checklists, and more than 200 sample court-tested forms, including:
- forms used in family law proceedings
- practice checklists
- sample motion papers
- sample discovery devices
- sample questions and answers that demonstrate and explain every aspect of questioning
Four distinct units of coverage take you step-by-step through:
- Law of Discovery
- Discovery Practice
- Law of Evidence
- Trial Practice
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Table of contents
Unit I: The Law of Discovery in Matrimonial and Family Law Proceedings
CHAPTER 1 The Scope of Discovery
CHAPTER 2 Discovery Devices
CHAPTERS 3 through 4 [Reserved]
Unit II: Discovery Practice in Matrimonial and Family Law Proceedings
CHAPTER 5 Planning Discovery
CHAPTER 6 Interrogatories In Matrimonial and Family Law Proceedings
CHAPTERS 7 through 8 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 9 Production of Documents
CHAPTER 10 The Role of Depositions in Matrimonial and Family Law Proceedings
CHAPTER 11 Depositions in Custody, Support and Other Non-Property Family Law Proceedings
CHAPTER 12 Depositions in Marital Property Proceedings
CHAPTER 13 Physical, Mental and Vocational Examinations
CHAPTER 14 Requests for Admissions in Family Law Litigation
CHAPTER 15 Use of Experts in the Discovery Process
CHAPTERS 16 through 20 [Reserved]
Unit III: Law of Evidence in Matrimonial and Family Law Proceedings
CHAPTER 21 Admissibility of Evidence: Relevancy and Related Issues
CHAPTER 22 Witnesses in Matrimonial and Family Law Cases
CHAPTER 23 Hearsay in Matrimonial and Family Law Cases
CHAPTER 24 Privileges in Matrimonial and Family Law Cases
CHAPTERS 25 through 28 [Reserved]
Unit IV: Trial Practice in Matrimonial and Family Law Proceedings
CHAPTER 29 The Trial
CHAPTERS 30 through 31 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 32 Trial of Marital Property Issues
CHAPTER 33 Trial of Spousal Support Issues
CHAPTER 34 Trial of Child Support Issues
CHAPTER 35 Trial of a Custody Case
CHAPTER 36 Trial of a Paternity Case
CHAPTER 37 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 38 Trial of Issues in Proceedings to Terminate Parental Rights
CHAPTER 39 Trial of Issues in Domestic Tort Cases
CHAPTER 40 Trial of Issues in Domestic Violence Cases
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