SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 1:01:08 AMBOT 85.3 Course Outline as of Fall 1998

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Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 85.3Title:  INTRO TO FAMILY LAW PROC  
Full Title:  Introduction to Family Law Procedures
Last Reviewed:2/22/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
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Catalog Description:
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Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Training for beginning legal secretaries.  Topics include:  historical aspects of marriage; valid, void, and voidable marriages; grounds for dissolutions; community versus separate property issues; proceedings to commence a dissolution of marriage; service of dissolution papers; default proceedings.  Not intended to assist people in preparing their own dissolution of marriage documents.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:Fall 2016
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Discuss historical aspects of marriage
2.  Describe how marriage licenses are obtained
3.  Define difference between valid, void, and voidable marriages
4.  Explain difference between a divorce and dissolution of marriage
5.  Preparation of court forms to commence a dissolution proceeding
6.  Service of process
7.  List procedures to follow for default proceedings
8.  Preparation of court forms for default proceedings

Topics and Scope
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1.  Historical aspects of marriage
2.  Marriage licenses
3.  Valid, void, voidable marriages
4.  Divorce proceedings
5.  Dissolution of marriage proceedings
6.  Mandatory court forms
7.  Service of court forms
8.  Procedures for default proceedings

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Vary with topic; may include written papers/reports, projects, reading

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
preparation of correspondence and documents
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES, 4th ed., Joyce Morton, Prentice-Hall, 1998

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