Family Law Professional
The practice of family law examines state regulation of sexual and marital relationships, including the delicate balance of family privacy against state intervention in the marital relationship. Litigating around the institution of marriage and family that is most personal to individuals, family law brings to light a number of issues that affect peoples’ lives at a very deep level. Further, family law also covers principles governing child custody and visitation, child support, and the regulation of non-traditional relationships as they pose a variety of questions about what a “family” is under the law.
Covering these intriguing and recently developing issues, this program provides an overview of family law. Learners will explore fundamental topics including marriage, divorce, annulment, property division, parenthood, adoption, custody, support, and family violence as well as emerging areas such as legal recognition of non-marital families and assisted reproductive technology. Participants will study all of these points with special attention to the legal principles, ethical issues, research, interviewing, discovery, drafting, and other essential practice skills that make up the work product surrounding this field.
For individuals looking toward law school or who are interested in the paralegal profession, this program offers an incredibly useful and realistic look into the actual work that lawyers and legal professionals do every day. Examining the initial organization, operation and potential dissolution of a family unit, the Family Law program addresses premarital controversies, capacity to marry and the formalities of marriage in light of the rights and duties of marital partners, various grounds for divorce, annulment and separation, spousal support and basic issues of property distribution.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Describe tasks paralegals perform as members of a family law team
- Perform research on issues related to family law cases
- Interpret the major legal issues related to premarital agreements
- Interpret the major legal issues related to marriage
- Interpret the major legal issues related to annulment
- Interpret the major legal issues related to non-marital families
- Interpret the major legal issues related to parenthood
- Interpret the major legal issues related to adoption
- Interpret the major legal issues related to family violence
- Interpret the major legal issues related to divorce
- Interpret the major legal issues related to discovery and financial statements
- Interpret the major legal issues related to child custody
- Interpret the major legal issues related to child support
- Interpret the major legal issues related to spousal support
- Interpret the major legal issues related to property division
- Interpret the major legal issues related to separation agreements
- Draft family law documents
- Propose strategies for dealing with ethical issues that arise in family law cases
- Use Microsoft Office®
There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
- National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Family Law (L-FAM)
Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here
- MyCAA for Eligible US Military Spouses
MyCAA is a $4000 education grant for spouses of service members on active duty in paygrades E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same paygrades, in title 10 orders, are also eligible.
MyCAA covers: tuition, externship and national certification exam vouchers
Our university partners provide, as job aids, at no extra cost: books / workbooks, laptop, mentor support, 12 mos subscription to CampusEd, job placement assistance.
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- Army Credentialing Assistance
The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program is a government-instituted training and education program that provides a grant of up to $4,000 to eligible soldiers. The grant can be used to enroll in more than 1,600 industry-recognized off-duty career-training certificate programs, licensure exams, and academic or vocational credentials, and even re-certification. It was first made available in October 1, 2019 to the Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Fort Riley, and JBLM bases. As of January 1, 2020, the program is available to all installations.
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Grants (Non Military)
- Workforce Grant
We have partnered with private institutions to provide assistance to qualified students. The Workforce Grant is in place to help reinvigorate the workforce amidst the ongoing pandemic. If qualified, a student may receive up to 50% of tuition assistance.
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