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PRL 161 - Family Law

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course will cover the legal aspects of the family relationship. The rights and duties of the parties in marriage, annulment, divorce, child custody and adoption. The course will emphasize the use of domestic law forms and procedures.  The law of domestic violence is discussed.
Prerequisite: PRL 102 PRL 103 PRL 112  
Competencies
  1. Analyze Non-Marital Agreements
    1. Define Premarital Agreement
    2. Describe Postnuptial Agreement
    3. Discuss Cohabitation Agreement
  2. Examine Traditional Marriage
    1. Define Statutory Requirements for Marriage
    2. List Elements of Common Law Marriage
  3. Distinguish Annulment
    1. Define Annulment
    2. Name Statutory Requirements for Annulment
  4. Contrast Legal Separation from Dissolution of Marriage
    1. Define Divorce and No-Fault
    2. Name Statutory Requirements for Decree of Dissolution
    3. Describe Legal Separation
  5. Contrast Spousal Support, Property Division and Separation Agreement
    1. Define Alimony
    2. Classify Property Division
    3. Discuss Tax Implications
  6. Examine Child Support and Child Custody
    1. Discuss Child Support Guidelines
    2. Describe Visitation
    3. Distinguish Physical Custody and Legal Custody
  7. Analyze Adoption
    1. Discuss Illegitimacy and Paternity
    2. Explain Termination of Parental Rights
    3. Describe the Consequences of Adoption
  8. Investigate Domestic Violence
    1. Identify the Statutory Definition
    2. List Statutory Penalties
    3. Calculate Safety Options for Victims



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