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- By John Montgomery. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. 2nd Edition.
Texas Family Law for the practitioner, covering Conservatorship and Guardianship, premarital agreements, divorce, custody issues, spousal support, grounds, and valuing community assets. Includes sample petitions and motions, including initial attorney-client documents, as well as references to the most current State Bar CLE materials, legal periodicals, and ALR Annotations.
View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.
- By Sanford Katz. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 1st edition.
"With the number of people waiting to adopt children, the need for a comprehensive yet succinct explanation of adoption laws and practices is met by Adoption Laws in a Nutshell. The book is an excellent resource for the legal and social work professions, providing an analysis of the latest developments regarding agency responsibilities toward adoptive parents and children, consents necessary to complete an adoption, father’s rights, the new assisted reproductive technology and adoption including surrogacy, standards for placement, open adoption, access to adoption records, inheritance rights of all the parties and intercountry adoption." - from the publisher
- By Harry Krause. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 5th edition.
Family law has emerged as one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of modern law. Drawing increasingly from constitutional law, conflicts of laws, property, torts, criminal law, tax and welfare law, family law has also grown ever more complex. The fifth edition of this classic text, available in late August 2007, comprehensively surveys the traditional landscape of family law as well as important new legislation and case law relating to domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, parentage, adoption, child custody and support.
- By Dan H. Berger. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2008.
"The United States' implementation of the Hague Convention has resulted in interim regulations from the State Department and Department of Homeland Security. The consequences for not following these newly implemented regulations where they apply can be devastating for the adoptive parents and children.
Now, for the first time, a comprehensive resource covering international adoption issues is available for attorneys and those in need of up-to-date guidance. AILA's International Adoption Sourcebook is the go-to source on international adoption and immigration options for children. This timely, one-of-a-kind resource comprehensively provides guidance on:
Visas for children
U.S. citizenship for adopted children
Immigration alternatives to adoption
and more!" - from the publisher