Course Description

This course surveys the laws concerning marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, community property, and adoption. Students will learn how to interview clients, calculate child support payments, draft pleadings (including community property settlements), manage a case, and assist the attorney in discovery and preparation for trial.

This course is a part of the Paralegal Studies Program. You must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll in this course.

For more information about this course contact: Alanna Clanton at 225-578-6760.


This is an elective course in the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. Students must either be enrolled in or have successfully completed the four core courses of the program to enroll in this course.

Principles of Paralegal Studies, Legal Research, Legal Case Analysis, and Civil Litigation I


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Family Law
Online, self paced
Jan 22, 2024 to May 10, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
Section Notes
Family Law is an online, self-paced course that will be available on CE Moodle. The course scheduled for Spring 2024 will open on Monday, January 22, 2024, and students have until Friday, May 10, 2024 to complete the course.
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