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
Aug 26, 2024 to Dec 06, 2024
Instruction Method
Section Notes
Family Law is an online, self-paced course that will be available on CE Moodle. The course scheduled for Fall 2024 will open on Monday, August 26, 2024, and students have until Friday, December 6, 2024 to complete the course.

English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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