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USC Gould School of Law

Family Law     LAW-623

This course is appropriate both for students who want to practice family law and for those who are simply interested in the regulation of families. Major topics will include: Marriage (who can marry, how marriage differs from cohabitation, what obligations come with marriage, when can these obligations be changed by contract); Divorce (the role of fault, alimony, separation agreements); Child Custody (visitation, relocation by a custodial parent, modification, custody jurisdiction, and custody by nonparents and by parents through reproductive technology); Child Support; and Acquiring Children through adoption and surrogacy.

Units 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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