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North Carolina Legal Practice Materials

In this guide you will find resources for North Carolina Practice Materials arranged according to fields of law.

Family Law/Domestic Relations

After Lawrence: LGBT Legal Issues in North Carolina. Durham, NC : North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys, 2004. [KFN7502 .A58 2004] CLE

This CLE packet, compiled from a program on LGBT program in 2004, addresses a variety of legal issues facing LGBT individuals, including issues with various matters of family law.

Kelso, Lloyd T., North Carolina Divorce, Alimony and Child Custody: With Forms, 4th ed [rev.] St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2003.   [KFN7500 .K44 2003]

This two volume practice guide outlines the statutory law and relevant case law governing family law in North Carolina with straightforward explanations. The second volume contains a selection of forms with sample language for complaints and other documents. Forms are accompanied by comments from the author.

The Law Library holds the 2007-2008 supplement for this text.

Kelso, Lloyd T., North Carolina Family Law Practice. St. Paul, Minn. : Thomson/West, 2008. [KFN7500 .K442 2008] [Available electronically via WestlawNext to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

This resource contains treatise-like analysis of issues in family law arranged by topic, with statutory and case law discussion included.

Marian F. Dobbs, Determining Child & Spousal Support. Eagan, Minn. : West, 2011-2013. [KF549 .B462] [Available electronically via WestlawNext to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

Although this resource is not intended solely for North Carolina attorneys, many of the principles discussed in the analysis are applicable in many jurisdictions. It contains forms and worksheets along with completed examples and explanations intended to guide attorneys and consultants in support calculations

Reynolds, Susan. Lee’s North Carolina Family Law, 5th ed. Charlottesville, Va: Michie Co., 1993-.   [KFN7494 .L43 1993] (Reserve Room) [Available electronically via LexisAdvance to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

In addition to providing an overview of the substantive family law in North Carolina, this resource  provides comprehensive coverage of North Carolina case and statutory law.  Another useful tool for practicing attorneys is the expert analysis of issues that look at the intersection of family law alongside other issues, such as contracts, torts, evidence, constitutional law, and property..

The Law Library has collected the pocket supplements fro this text for 2004-2017.    The most recent supplement (2017) is available with the copy of this text in the Reserve Room.

Saxon, John L., North Carolina Guardianship Manual. Chapel Hill, NC : UNC, School of Government, 2008. [KFN7506 .S39 2008]

Written for attorneys who are appointed to represent adults alleged to be incapacitated, this manual references statutes and other primary law which govern guardianship. It gives an overview of guardianship, and covers topics such as appointment of attorneys, jurisdiction, appointment of guardians, mediation, and appeal of guardianship orders, among others.