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FAMILY LAW 5E [Hardcover]

William P. Statsky
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December 18, 2001 0766833585 978-0766833586 5
Family Law, 5th Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to family law for the paralegal. It covers substantive and procedural law with a practical emphasis. "Family Law, 5th Edition" includes state-specific assignments, allowing students to identify state-specific law for the major themes covered. Legal analysis assignments also help students apply the substantive law principles discussed in each chapter. There are checklists, sample forms, and exhibits, which help students identify practical uses of the material, and resources for further study are provided.


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William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 696 pages
  • Publisher: West Legal Studies; 5 edition (December 18, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0766833585
  • ISBN-13: 978-0766833586
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.3 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars textbook for paralegal studies September 6, 2008
Format:Hardcover
As a paralegal studies student, I have found this volume to be very readable and comprehensive in scope. There are explanations and definitions of terms that help to keep the subject from becoming fogged by unclear thinking. Exercises are scattered throughout the book for additional growth in the area--which I haven't had the time to explore, but intend to do so. Additional sites for research are listed should the reader require it. While I doubt that it would be a volume that would stand up to the use of the more experienced practioner of Family Law, it is something that a beginner to less experienced person can use for referral in practice. It is definately an excellent textbook for instruction in my opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book - informative January 9, 2007
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I had to buy this book as part of a college course curriculum.

This book was well written and easy to read. I really enjoyed the material covered in the book.

Of course, the professor of the course I was taking added a lot of personal material which was extremely helpful, but overall this was a great book for the course.

There is definitely room for improvement as there were quite a few grammar and spelling errors in this book as well as two instances of absolutely incorrect legal information concerning family law which the professor had to bring to our attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FAMILY LAW 5E William P. Statsky February 22, 2014
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This book was purchase for me to use for my Criminal Justice class it was in a good condition and I will recommend this book to anyone who is looking to purchase one for their classes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great seller! June 25, 2013
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The book I purchased and received was above and beyond my expectation! When finished I will donate to my local library for others to use. Thanks so much!
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Keep up the good work and have a great day! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a cheap textbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Information March 7, 2013
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My daughter is using this book in a class for Paralegal. My husband, as a court reporter, reviewed the book and found it to be well designed and very informative. My daughter is very happy with this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Family Law December 13, 2012
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I am using the book during my class and its fantastic! Book came in and it was what I expected in excellent condition!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good October 18, 2011
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Very informative. I wish it was paperback instead of hard cover, but it'll do. Book came in good condition with comeplete info and no missing pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SERVICE
LOVED THE BOOK, SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET BACK TO YOU.. THE BOOK WAS IN BETTER CONDITION THAN IF I PURCHASED IT IN THE SCHOOL BOOK STORE.. GREAT PRICE. Read more
Published on July 17, 2011 by sassy lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Used Textbook: Family Law
Overall this book was in better condition than what I expected for the price. And it was a good deal as suppose to the prices some of my other classmates where paying for there... Read more
Published on March 2, 2011 by klove38
5.0 out of 5 stars Text book from amazon.com
The book was $105 at the used book store. And I got it from Amazon.com for under $30.00 saving of $75.00 and the book was like new.
Published on February 14, 2011 by Stoney Fonua
5.0 out of 5 stars Book for class
I needed this book for class and it as great. I want to go on and study family law and this book has a lot of information in that that I will keep it instead of selling it back.
Published on June 25, 2010 by Shyra Nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars Law
They dont have this book on campus. I was told to go on Amazon. I found it and got it delivered the next day. The book is very interesting and was in Perdect shape. Read more
Published on February 28, 2010 by R. White
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Law - 5th ed./Wm. Statsky
Book is fairly easy to read, but as someone else noted, graphs and tables are usually on different pages than their page of mention. Read more
Published on February 6, 2010 by David J. Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Law, 5th edition
This book is very good overview of family law, but I would have preferred more tables showing the difference in the individual states laws.
Published on October 31, 2008 by Michelle Cheatham
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