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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Domestic Relations (PLG-107)


Varies; self-study format.

Various, distance learning format.
February 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze a pre-nuptial agreement with standard clauses and describe the basis upon which the agreement can be challenged; outline marriage requirements in most states; determine whether a valid marriage exists in a particular hypothetical scenario; describe rules of commencement and dissolution of parental rights; define and apply rules of custody of biological children, adoption, and the termination of parental rights; apply important "best interest of the child" standard; outline prevalent grounds for divorce under the law of most jurisdictions as they relate to "fault" and "no-fault" grounds; and apply rules of marital property upon divorce and the rules regarding child support.

This course surveys various issues pertaining to family law including the marital relationship, divorce, alimony, and other forms of support that can result from divorces, equitable distribution of property, and child custody. Instruction focuses on: recent decisions and legislation that have profoundly impacted relatively modern issues and trends such as illegitimacy and status, palimony, rights of unmarried parents, surrogate parents, and no-fault divorce. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Domestic Relations or Family Law (1/13) (3/18 revalidation) (5/23 credit revalidation).