Using Massachusetts law as an example, the seminar will cover the following topics: the rules of domestic relations procedure, discovery of financial information, identification and valuation of property, assignment of property interests, spousal support, child support, child support enforcement and guidelines, financial agreements, support in parentage cases, federal tax and bankruptcy law and federal pension statutes.
Faculty comments: This is a small enrollment seminar. The subject matter is financial issues in divorce and parentage cases. The book is focused on Massachusetts law as are the assigned cases for reading. Class participation expected, as are consultation with the professor regarding the student’s chosen research paper. Every student is expected to produce a quality paper on a relevant topic of their choice and to make an oral report on that topic to the seminar. The basis for the grade is based on the paper, although grades may be adjusted slightly based on participation.
| Prerequisite: Family Law
is limited: 20
Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement
<<Course Updated: October 19, 2010>>