Family Law



SLN #: 87221
Course Prefix: LAW-612
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Pontrelli

Course Description:
The law of marriage and divorce is the primary focus of this course. This includes the law governing entry into marriage, the legal consequences of being married, and the dissolution of the marital status. Topics include: the division of property, spousal maintenance and child support, child custody arrangements, antenuptial and separation agreements, and jurisdictional issues. To the extent time permits, non-traditional families are also considered, including marriage between same-sex partners, the rights and obligations of unmarried cohabitants, and the establishment of paternity rights and obligations. Relevant Arizona Statutes are referred to throughout the course where appropriate as examples, but the course is not limited to Arizona law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None