A Handbook of Family Law Terms

Author: Bryan A. Garner,Cynde L. Horne

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: 9780314249067

Category: Law

Page: 620

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This portable softbound volume provides clear, concise definitions of more than 4,000 words and phrases specific to family law. In fact, an estimated 1,500 entries are not yet included in Black's Law Dictionary. In preparing this dictionary, the author, preeminent lexicographer Bryan A. Garner, thoroughly reviewed relevant legal literature, cases, and statutes.
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A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195142365

Category: Law

Page: 953

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Bryan A. Garner, an editor, academic and practicing lawyer, has written an accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date guide that will help anyone in the legal thicket to write better. "The most extensive resources available for legal word usage".--Library Journal.
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The Handbook of Separation and Divorce

Author: Wendy Mantle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134843747

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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There are few people whose lives are unaffected by marriage breakdown. Yet how many are well informed about the divorce process and/or appreciate the wide powers the court has to redistribute property and income after divorce? Those who act without the benefit of specialist legal advice can risk impoverishing themselves and their families by accepting less than the court may award them or offering more than the court would order them to give. The Handbook of Separation and Divorce is principally concerned with the financial consequences of marriage breakdown in England and Wales. It suggests what should be done when a marriage is in difficulty and ensures that advice is obtained from a solicitor who is a specialist. It recognises that everyone who separates or divorces will be the poorer and recommends that where appropriate those who can face mediation should undertake it while at the same time ensuring they can get independent legal advice. The Handbook of Separation and Divorce will be essential reading for social workers and health professionals as well as the general reader and those going through, or considering, divorce or separation.
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HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series)

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422184048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage
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Law and the courts

a handbook about United States law and court procedures : with a glossary of legal terms

Author: American Bar Association. Public Education Division

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 80

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This handbook explains court procedures and the steps involved in a typical court case. It includes charts and courtroom designs, as well as a glossary of legal terms.
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Garner's Modern American Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195382757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 942

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A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.
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The Handbook of Texas Family Law

A Quick Reference Guide to the Texas Family Code

Author: Don Koons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314259721

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 1685

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Family Law

Author: William P. Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435440749

Category: Law

Page: 720

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FAMILY LAW, sixth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to modern family law for the paralegal, covering substantive and procedural law with a strong practical emphasis. In addition to fundamental principles of family law and nationwide legal practices, the book includes state-specific assignments to help you identify relevant laws and regulations in your area. Legal analysis exercises help you apply substantive law principles discussed in each chapter, while sample checklists, forms, documents, cases, and exhibits provide exposure to real-world tools and processes used by working professionals. New content for the sixth edition includes updated coverage of evolving legal issues such as same-sex marriage, adoption, fertility, stem cell research, material on legal ethics, and the role of technology in law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Author: John Eekelaar,Rob George

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447604

Category: Law

Page: 458

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Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global perspectives on the policy challenges facing family law and policy round the world. The chapters apply legal, sociological, demographic and social work research to explore the most significant issues that have been commanding the attention of family law policy-makers in recent years. Featuring contributions from a range of renowned global experts, the book draws on multiple jurisdictions and offers comparative analysis across a range of countries. The book addresses a range of issues including: the role of the state in supporting families and protecting the vulnerable children’s rights and parental authority sexual orientation and gender in family law the status of marriage and other forms of adult relationships divorce and separation and their consequences the relationship between civil law and the law of minority groups assisted conception movement of family members between jurisdictions This advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of family law and social policy as well as policy makers in the field.
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Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424454

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.
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Children Act Private Law Proceedings

A Handbook

Author: John Mitchell

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9780853089971

Category: Law

Page: 599

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This work has become an invaluable companion for all practitioners involved in private law proceedings under the UK Children Act 1989. It provides both a detailed analysis of substantive law and a clear guide to the relevant procedure. This new edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and takes account of recent case law in respect of contact orders and important procedural developments. The extensive text is supplemented by fully updated appendices containing essential statutes and other materials.
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Comparative Law

A Handbook

Author: Esin �rücü,David Nelken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847316980

Category: Law

Page: 480

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This innovative, refreshing, and reader-friendly book is aimed at enabling students to familiarise themselves with the challenges and controversies found in comparative law. At present there is no book which clearly explains the contemporary debates and methodological innovations found in modern comparative law. This book fills that gap in teaching at undergraduate level, and for postgraduates will be a starting point for further reading and discussion. Among the topics covered are: globalisation, legal culture, comparative law and diversity, economic approaches, competition between legal systems, legal families and mixed systems, comparative law beyond Europe, convergence and a new ius commune, comparative commercial law, comparative family law, the 'common core' and the 'better law' approaches, comparative administrative law, comparative studies in constitutional contexts, comparative law for international criminal justice, judicial comparativism in human rights, comparative law in law reform, comparative law in courts and a comparative law research project. The individual chapters can also be read as stand-alone contributions and are written by experts such as Masha Antokolskaia, John Bell, Roger Cotterell, Sjef van Erp, Nicholas Foster, Patrick Glenn, Andrew Harding, Peter Leyland, Christopher McCrudden, Werner Menski, David Nelken, Anthony Ogus, Esin �rücü, Paul Roberts, Jan Smits and William Twining. Each chapter begins with a description of key concepts and includes questions for discussion and reading lists to aid further study. Traditional topics of private law, such as contracts, obligations and unjustified enrichment are omitted as they are amply covered in other comparative law books, but developments in other areas of private law, such as family law, are included as being of current interest.
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A Handbook of Tswana Law and Custom

Author: I. Schapera

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852552947

Category: Customary law

Page: 352

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The volumes collected in this series are designed to provide an academic analysis of society in mid-20th century Africa through classic texts.
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A Handbook of Criminal Law Terms

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 751

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Clear thinking is crucial in the legal arena and involves critical thought about how words and phrases are used. This handbook contains police terms such as preventive detention and protective sweep, and phrases from judge-made law such as independent-source rule and open-fields doctrine. Terms such as credit-card crime and cyberstalking reflect technological and social changes. Meanwhile, legislation continues to be a source of new terms, such as Brady Act and Megan's Law. Use this handbook as a source to find your way through the maze of legal language.
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PARENTAL ALIENATION

The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals

Author: Demosthenes Lorandos,William Bernet,S. Richard Sauber

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398087504

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 1053

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Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals is the essential “how to” manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioral science and law. Busy mental health professionals need a reference guide to aid them in developing data sources to support their positions in reports and testimony. They also need to know where to go to find the latest material on a topic. Having this material within arm’s reach will avoid lengthy and time-consuming online research. For legal professionals who must ground their arguments in well thought out motions and repeated citations to case precedent, ready access to state or province specific legal citations spanning thirty-five years of parental alienation cases is provided here for the first time in one place. • Over 1000 Bibliographic Entries• 500 Cases Examined• 25 Sample Motions in MS Word Format* *Note: The eBook version contains the additional supplemental materials in PDF format only. It does not contain the MS Word formatted sample motions.
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The Noter Up

An Update Service to Fundamentals of Legal Research [and] Legal Research Illustrated, by J. Myron Jacobstein, Roy M. Mersky : and a Semi-annual Newsletter on Legal Research and Legal Bibliography

Author: Donald J. Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Legal research

Page: N.A

View: 7297

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The Family Law Handbook

Author: Maree Livermore

Publisher: Lawbook Company

ISBN: 9780455227535

Category: Custody of children

Page: 490

View: 4977

THE FAMILY LAW HANDBOOK, 2ND EDITION is a practical guide for people involved in or thinking about separation or divorce. Written in plain English, it explains the workings of the Australian system of family law, including recent major changes to the law affecting family relationships. The Handbook sets out choices and practical issues and tasks that face a separating couple. The FAMILY LAW HANDBOOK is invaluable in that it discusses not only how the family court works, but all aspects of separation, including: what to do after the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship; negotiating with your former partner; understand the court process and requirments; understanding the mandatory dispute resolution processes; making the best possible arrangements for your children; successfully achieving a fair property settlement; going to court, with or without your lawyer. The Handbook contains samples of parenting plan provisions, court orders, forms and affidavits that can be adapted for individual use, and a list of useful contacts and resources. THE FAMILY LAW HANDBOOK, 2ND EDITION is not only a must-have for those going through a family law matter, it is also a most valuable reference for workers in the field of family law; including counsellors, mediators, educators, social workers, public servants, students and legal practitioners.
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The Handbook of Divorce Mediation

Author: L. Marlow,S.R. Sauber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489924957

Category: Psychology

Page: 508

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Mediation, as a procedure to assist couples in dealing with the problems incident to their separation and divorce, is still relatively new in the United States. For the would-be practitioner, that poses certain problems. Divorce mediation cannot provide a long history of generally accepted procedures. Nor is there even a body of information to which would-be practitioners can turn for instruction or guidance. And, of course, there are no established schools that can train or prepare a practitioner to do this work. To make matters worse, the situation is likely to remain in this state for some time to come. Given this fact, it was felt that it would be useful for practitioners (even for those already engaged in divorce mediation) to have a handbook which would trace a typical mediation from its inception to its conclusion and which would provide them with the substantive informa tion they need to know in order to do divorce mediation. It is hoped that this handbook will fill this need. Having said that, however, it must be acknowledged that the purpose of this book is very much beyond that. Until now, divorce mediation in the United States has been shaped principally by such books as O. J. Coogler's Structured Mediation in Divorce Settlements: A Handbook for Marital Mediators, 1 and John Haynes' Divorce Mediation: 2 A Practical Guide for Therapists and Counselors.
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International and Foreign Legal Research

A Coursebook. Second edition

Author: Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004204814

Category: Law

Page: 412

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International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, second edition by Hoffman and Rumsey, now in a second edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU.
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Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law

Author: Lloyd R. Cohen,Joshua D. Wright

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930648

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Those not learned in the economic arts believe that economics is either solely or essentially concerned with commercial relations. And, so it was, originally. Then, in the second half of the 20th century, economists began applying their minimalist but sturdy tools to other human activities such as marriage, child-bearing, crime, religion and social groups. In this spirit, the Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering. This comprehensive and enlightening volume will be a valuable reference for those interested in law and economics generally and family law in particular.
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