Course Descriptions

PLS 269 - Domestic Relations and Family Law

2 Credits

Introduces students to the paralegal responsibilities in family law practice including New York Domestic Relations Law, General Obligations Law, Social Services Law, Family Court Act, and the Education Law as they govern family situations. Students will draft separation agreements, contested and uncontested matrimonial actions, and other documents related to contemporary family matters. Two class hours.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of PLS 266 and 267, or permission of program director.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Calculate child support pursuant to New York State’s Child Support Standards Act.
2.Prepare pleadings for a divorce action.
3.Calculate maintenance pursuant to Domestic Relations Law.

Course Offered Spring only

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Intersession 2019
Spring Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019