Forthcoming 2018 • paper
Tags: Family Law
Kent based his text on the lectures and learning tools that he developed over the years to help his own students. He has two main goals for this textbook. First, it must present the information in a way that is readily accessible to the paralegal student. To achieve this goal, he presents the material in a manner that the student can easily digest, while also understanding its importance to his or her future career. It is written in a way that first shows the students why the subject is important and then introduces them to the skill sets they will need when they get into the field.
Second, the text must provide real-life practice for the students. To achieve this goal, students are presented with hands-on assignments throughout the textbook. The students are consistently asked to demonstrate their knowledge of the material covered
in a chapter by completing tasks associated with that material.
The text contains 13 chapters that are divided into two parts. Part One of the textbook introduces students to the legal concepts associated with family law. It does so by using real-world examples and direct, clear language. Part Two provides students with the skills needed to do some common tasks that they will be asked to perform— including the drafting of key documents associated with divorce, dissolution of marriage, and adoption—as well as introduces students to the various legal proceedings associated with those matters.
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