2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

LAW 203 - Family Law

Description: Legal aspects of domestic matters and family relationships. Emphasis on dissolution of marriage, community property, child custody, child support and support calculations, adoptions, guardianships, state involvement in family and parent-child relationships, and statutes relating to families and family relationships.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Legal terminology
  2. Dissolution of marriage pleadings and procedure
  3. Divorce process, statutes and forms applicable to dissolution of marriage
  4. Annulment
  5. Spousal support
  6. Child custody, visitation and parenting time; child support and support calculations
  7. Community property settlement
  8. Adoption, termination of parent/child relationship, guardianship, conservatorship
  9. Family Crimes
  10. Family health/welfare issues
  11. Children: delinquency and dependency proceedings

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define and use legal terminology related to domestic relations and family law. (1)
  2. Conduct initial client interviews. (3)
  3. Prepare dissolution pleadings from petition through decree. (1-3)
  4. Explain the procedural process of a dissolution from filing to judgement. (2)
  5. Differentiate between legal separation, dissolution and annulment. (4-6)
  6. Distinguish between community property and separate property. (1,7)
  7. Draft forms relating to conservatorship, guardianship, adoption and parental terminations, health care and powers of attorney. (1,8,10)
  8. Relate the role, activities, and process of state in family and family relationships. (9-11)