California Family Law Basics

California Family Law Basics 27th Edition: Step by Step Guide to California Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence and Property; With Pleadings, Procedures and Forms

For Family Lawyers, General  Practitioners, Paralegals, Law Office Staff, Students and Document Preparers

 

An easy-to-read comprehensive guide from initial client interview to trial and judgment, illustrated with sample forms and declarations, filled with practice tips, checklists and instructions.

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Some of the helpful features:

“The sample pleadings are spectacular” 

Nathan LaMotte, family law attorney, 3 years

“The filled out forms with detailed instructions step by step are very helpful”

Margaret Molina, immigration lawyer, 17 years

“Sample declarations with headings tell you what information is necessary” 

Suzanna Megrabyan, family and civil lawyer, 1 1/2 years

“Up to date instructions make it the most useful resource” 
Lisa Smith, family law attorney, 1 year

 

Differences from other tools include:

“Most comprehensive form guide with detailed instructions that helps a practitioner even if new to family law.”

Bill Ferguson, family law mediator, 7 years

“Easily accessible information for most family law matters encountered in practice”
Stewart Chang, law professor/former public interest lawyer , 10 years

“Detailed handling of a  family law case, start to finish, including  initial client interview contact all the way to  trial preparation.”

Tobie Waxman, lawyer 13 years, family, 6 years

 

What else do our customers have to say?

“There’s nothing else like it”

Stewart Chang, law professor/former public interest lawyer, 10 years

“It’s the family law bible

Ani Shirinian, family law, 4 years

“Extremely user friendly”

Elaine Salon, family lawyer, 9 years

“It’s amazing”

Sandra Nutt, bankruptcy, family, trusts and estates lawyer, 6 years

“Make it your sidekick”

Bev Lazarus, paralegal

“Covers A to Z”

Margaret Molina, immigration lawyer, 17 years
Who should purchase CA Family Law Basics?    
“MUST HAVE for newbies”

Sandra Nutt, bankruptcy, family, trusts and estates lawyer, 6 years

“Lawyers wanting to learn family law practice”

Margaret Molina, immigration lawyer, 17 years

“Attorneys who don’t practice family law regularly”

Nathan LaMotte, family law attorney, 3 years

“Paralegals”

Robert Brode, family, criminal, trusts lawyer, 15 years

“Family law mediators”

Bill Ferguson, family law mediator, 7 years

“Law clerks and law students”

Suzanna Megrabyan, family and civil lawyer, 1 1/2 years

“Staff of law offices”

Elaine Salon, family lawyer, 9 years

“Document preparers”

Bill Ferguson, family law mediator, 7 years

“Everyone, even experienced lawyers!”

Tobie Waxman, lawyer 13 years; family, 6 years

100% of our reviewers say they would buy the book again.
Features of CA Family Law Basics included in every chapter:
  • Completed up to date illustrated forms and sample declarations
  • Detailed, step by step instructions and checklists
  • Practice tips and successful strategies to avoid pitfalls and save time
About the Authors:
California Family Law Basics, written by staff lawyers of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, is the product of 28 years of experience with thousands of litigants. All proceeds go to support the Center’s mission of protecting victims of domestic violence and improving the well-being of children living in poverty. For more information about the Center, please click here.

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