Caption: Mott v. Duncan Petroleum Trans., 51 N.Y. 2d 289, 414 N.E. 2d 657 (1980)
Facts: Mary Mott is seeking Workers Compensation death benefits of her significant other, stating per
Common Law Marriage in Georgia she shou
Pleuni Finley; PLAW 340; Short Essay 4. 02/15/2016
Exercise Question 4, page 217
In contested divorces, it is important for each party to provide all information regarding
finances, assets, deeds, insurances and other records to come to a proper and fair
Pleuni Finley, PLAW 340, Short Essay 5
Review Questions 12 on page 235
A bench trial is a nonjury trial, during which is the case is heard and decided by a judge alone.
Review Questions 7 on page 257.
Under certain circumstances, a judge may choose to alt
Pleuni Finley; PLAW 340; Short Essay 2. 02/08/2016
Introduction to Short Essay 2
Before going into the scenarios for this, the 14 main factors determining child custody need to
discussed first; however, each case does not use all factors. Age and sex of t
Pleuni Finley; PLAW 340; Short Essay 1. 02/03/2016
Exercise Question 2, page 109
Matt and Brittneys situation is a little different from most cases you see in a law firm; or at
least, that this writer sees at the firm she works. In this case, the court ne
Pleuni Finley _ PLAW 340 _ Short Essay 3.
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a divorce cannot be filed unless at least one (1) of the parties
has been a bona fide resident and domiciliary of this Commonwealth for a minimum for six (6)
months. Va. Code Ann.
Exercises question 2 on page 109
The factors the court should use in this situation would be the earning capacity of each
spouse, the mental and physical condition of the spouses, and the contribution each
party has made to the m
12. A bench trial is a case heard and decided by a judge, no jury is involved.
7. The main factor that courts consider when changing child custody is the overall wellbeing of
the child. The childs welfare must be at stake i
Exercise Question 4
The party seeking information notifies the other party, using the production of
documents discovery device. George W. Kent, Family Law for Paralegals 212 (2009)
The receiving party must then respond in a timely manner as set out in the
In the Roanoke City, Virginia in order to file a divorce you must meet the following
residency requirements, which are that one of the spouses must have been a resident
of Virginia for at least 6 months prior to filing for divorce. The divorce may be file
Answer Exercises questions 2 and 5 on page 128.
2. Jacob and Emily were married for 15 years. Emily is seeking a divorce because she found
out that Jacob was having a long-term affair with another woman. Jacob is a very successful
architect and Emily has
Review Questions Page 68
What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment?
Divorce is a legal dissolution of a valid marriage where it returns the couple to the status
of two single persons. An annulment is the declaration that no v
Choose one of the following:
Thomas, who lives in Arizona, has retained your firm to file a motion for a change of custody of his child,
Luke. Thomas had been married to Mia until their divorce two years ago. Mia was awarded primary
custody of their only
Choose one of the following:
Roger owned a local business that installed flooring in new homes. Vicki was
a schoolteacher for many years. They had been married for five years when
they had a child, Nicholas. They decided it would be best for their new bab
Please discuss the following four topics concerning premarital agreements: What are the basic
requirements to have a valid premarital agreement, what issues can and cannot be contracted
for in a premarital agreement, why do couples choose to enter into a
1. Wendy and Larry lived together for many years. They opened a joint checking account
and owned their home in both their names. While many people assumed they were
married, neither Wendy nor Larry thought of themselves as being married. They viewed
SHORT ESSAY 1
Page 265, 1: Identify the three parties with the strongest interests in parentage determinations and
describe the basic nature of those interests.
The Child- the childs legal status essentially depended on the marital sta