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Family Law Classes at UDM
List of courses available from the University of Detroit Mercy in the area of Family Law.
Law 2240: Family Law
This course covers the state regulation of the relationships between spouses, parents and children, and unmarried cohabitants. It analyzes the law governing marriage and marital dissolution, separation agreements, distribution of marital property, spousal and child support, and the tax consequences of divorce. Special attention is given to child custody determinations and to the professional responsibility of lawyers in handling family disputes.
Law 5360: Family Law Clinic
Under the supervision of experienced family law practitioners, students will represent individuals in family law matters before the Wayne County Circuit Court. Throughout the semester students will interview clients, determine potential domestic relations issues, research potential solutions, draft pleadings, and work with clients and the court to resolve these issues. Students will have the opportunity to appear on the record.
Law 7080: Family Law--Law Firm Program
This course will give the students the opportunity to take a divorce from complaint to judgment and then work on post-judgment issues. Students will assume the role of an associate assisting the family law partner in a large law firm. Issues covered will include asset discovery and valuation, child custody and support, spousal support, parenting time issues, paternity and post-judgment issues. Students will draft memos, complaints, discovery documents, motions, orders and judgment. Quizzes and/or writing assignments will be done weekly.
Family Law Prof Blog
Stay current on family law issues with this provocative and helpful legal blog.
This Family Law Research Guide is designed to provide students, faculty, practitioners, and those who are self-represented with a view of some of the key resources available within the Detroit Mercy Law Library, and also to lead researchers to online resources that may be available to them. The Family Law Research Guide does highlight quite a few general resources available within the library, but it also designates important works specific to the practice in the state of Michigan.
NOTE: This research guide does not specifically address issues in child neglect proceedings or juvenile law.
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