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.

Key features include:

  • Comprehensive step by step, line by line comments and instructions for family law forms and procedures
  • Based on experience with thousands of actual cases over 30 years of family law practice
  • Over 1,400 pages, 25 chapters, loose leaf binder, updated annually
  • Extensive sample forms, declarations and pleadings
  • Includes forms, step by step instructions and filled out samples for: Petitions, Responses, Request for Orders, Judgments, Judicial Council attachments, Motions, Default Requests, UCCJEA, Wage Assignments, Restraining Orders, Pension Joinder, Income and Expense Declarations and much more
  • Time Saving Practice Tips and Checklists
  • Time tested effective strategies and methods to avoid pitfalls and successfully resolve cases
  • Includes replica electronic PDF edition on USB flash-drive

 

Here are some of our Customer Reviews:

 

A few 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

“The sample declarations with headings tell you what information is necessary”
-Suzanna Megrabyan, family and civil lawyer, 1.5 years

“Up to date instructions make it the most useful resource I have used”
-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, 1.5 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.

 

About the Authors:
California Family Law Basics, written by staff lawyers of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, is the product of 30 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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