Family Law for Non-Lawyers

(Second Edition)
By Kerry Weil Tripp
©2018, 722 pages

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    Family Law for Non-Lawyers uses current events, sometimes with tabloid-style fact patterns or celebrity participants, to illustrate the complexities of and rapid changes in the field of family law while maintaining a high level of student interest. The book also capitalizes on recent United States Supreme Court family law cases to allow the reader to play Justice and try to determine how the cases will be decided.

    The book surveys family law in general, familiarizing the reader with the similarities and differences in the law throughout the country. Short summaries of the law and related cases bring legal principles to life in an easy-to-use, often humorous way. Contentious issues such as same-sex marriage, birth control, and assisted reproduction share the stage with courtship and divorce, custody and child support, and parental rights in this enlightening read.

    Family Law for Non-Lawyers raises issues and covers topics that will challenge both the reader familiar with family law and anyone new to the subject. Student-friendly and straightforward, the book is a perfect tool for courses in family studies, couples and family therapy, paralegal studies, and undergraduate and graduate family law classes.
    The Third Edition will be published Spring 2021.

    Kerry Weil Tripp, J.D. is a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and practiced law in San Francisco and Baltimore before joining academia. She is a principal lecturer and the faculty lead for online and hybrid instruction in the Department of Family Studies in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. She teaches undergraduate and graduate law classes, including a comparative family law class in Havana, Cuba, and a global classroom with students at the University of Brazil in Rio, on the law of assisted reproduction technologies in both countries.
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