Family Law Pathway
Family Law is a practice area that encompasses the legal issues families face. These issues include divorce, spousal support, child support, custody, division of assets and liabilities due to divorce, adoption, termination of parental rights, paternity, dependency and child neglect and protection from abuse. A Family Law attorney should possess strong litigation and negotiation skills and have a sincere interest in people. Since you may be dealing with individuals who may be experiencing an emotional time in their lives, having compassion and the ability to counsel them will be an important part of the practice. Having a basic understanding of accounting and financial matters will help to advise the client and to present financial issues to the court.
There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the broad area of Family Law as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination. Students who want to pursue legal practice in Family Law should consider the courses below. Other courses, besides those listed, are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum.
Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year.
Foundation Courses related to this pathway include: Constitutional Law.
- Family Law
- Wills and Trusts
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Administrative Law
- Elder Law
- Estate and Gift Tax
- Estate Planning
- Federal Income Tax
- Health Law
- Immigration Law
- Seminar: Citizenship and Immigration
- Comparative Family Law