3 hours lecture per week
Prerequisite(s): Paralegal program major; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 140; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 203. Prerequisites may be waived by instructor or Program director.
Comment: LAW 240 may not be audited. LAW 240 was formerly LAW 250H.
This course covers advanced substantive law and procedural aspects in the area known as “family law.” It covers adoption, consent and nonconsent cases, guardianships, and paternity. Additionally, advanced divorce-related issues will be covered including contested child custody, child support, and all contested property-division issues. Procedural discussions will focus on familiarization with family court procedures and forms in adoption, guardianship, and paternity cases and the advanced divorce-related matters will focus on discovery, custody evaluations and preparation of expert witnesses for contested trials. This course prepares the student to assist attorneys in these additional areas of family law practice.
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Aloha, my name is Ray Zeason and I’m a lecturer in the Business, Legal and Technology education department of Kapi`olani Community College. I teach family LAW 240 which is an advanced family law course. In family law 240 I will be covering the substantive and procedural aspects of adoption, guardianship and we’ll also be looking at paternity matters including the establishment of paternity, child custody and visitation, and child support issues. Then we’ll be going back to divorce which is a focus of family law 140 except we’ll be looking at advanced divorce matters including contested divorce cases and the actual preparation of files in uncontested divorce case and a contested divorce case. I hope this gives you a pretty good idea of what will be covered in family law 240 and I look forward to seeing you and sharing my knowledge of family law with you in the future. Thank you for your interest.