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Marital Property and Divorce Litigation (3)

This course will focus on a number of marital property issues that arise in family law (divorce) proceedings in Maryland and elsewhere. A major focus of the course will be the valuation of businesses and the use of valuation experts, including simulations that involve the students and real-life experts. Other topics will include valuation of professional practices, co-mingling and source of funds, dissipation of assets, and prenuptial agreements.

This course will focus on issues relating to marital property that are encountered in the practice of family law. The applicable statutory provisions and Maryland cases will provide the legal framework. Through discussion and simulations, the students will have an opportunity to identify and analyze marital property issues and also to gain experience in working with expert witnesses and the issues associated with that use. The course is intended to be a "hands-on" experience where the students have an opportunity to develop their legal skills and advocacy in the context of "real-life" situations.

Family Law is a recommended prior course.

Current & Previous Instructors:
Craig Smith;

541Q (CRN: 25638)       Credits: 3
    Smith.
    Spring, 2014 (Twilight).
    Tues, Thurs: 5:25-6:50  
    Room 473.
    Booklist.    
541Q (CRN: )       Credits: 3
    Smith.
    Spring, 2015 (Twilight).
    Tues, Thurs: 5:25-6:50  
    Room 309.
    


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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