CLE Courses
Family Law

The Family Law Advanced Paralegal Course uses historical overviews, real case examples, as well as recent Supreme Court cases to describe the principles and practice of family law. Are you ready to move up in your firm? If you choose this course to build advanced skills in your career as a paralegal, you may assist attorneys as they draft premarital agreements, help clients start or end their marriages, set up mutually agreeable child custody arrangements, clarify paternity, adopt a child, and more. This course includes comprehensive coverage of traditional family law topics, explores the developing law concerning nontraditional families and gay and lesbian parents’ rights, describes technological innovations such as virtual visitation, and presents other high-profile topics currently under debate.

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: E-books with online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-6 months, with students given the option of up to 6 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.

  • To understand a paralegal’s role in a family law firm.
  • To help draft a premarital agreement.
  • To help draft a cohabitation agreement.
  • To learn what legal issues come up prior to marriage.
  • To identify the different types of marriages.
  • To learn about the issue of same-sex marriage.
  • To understand the grounds for an annulment.
  • To understand conflict of law issues related to annulments.
  • To identify consequences of an annulment decree.
  • To identify co-fault grounds for divorce.
  • To identify fault grounds for divorce.
  • To learn how a judicial separation works.
  • To identify jurisdictional issues involved in divorces.
  • To identify pre-trial and trial matters in a divorce case.
  • To understand alternative dispute resolution.
  • To comprehend enforcement of divorce judgments.
  • To help draft a separation agreement.
  • To understand how alimony is determined.
  • To understand how property division is determined.

Family Law Curriculum

Family Law Course Materials

Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for your success in the Family Law course, all of which are included in your tuition:

Family Law online Study Guide

Your e-book is delivered via VitalSource, one of the most popular and user-friendly e-textbook platforms for higher education. With VitalSource, you can change the page layout to suit your reading needs and easily search for keywords, tables and graphics throughout the text. You also have access to highlighting and note tools to help you make the most of your studies. You have the ability to work online or off…wherever it is convenient for you! Click here to learn more about the benefits of VitalSource e-books.

Family Law for Paralegals, by J. Shoshanna Ehrlich. ISBN 978-1-4548-3131-0

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