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Family Law

Course Description

The Family Law Advanced Paralegal Course uses historical overviews, examples taken from actual cases, as well as recent Supreme Court Cases to describe the principles and practice of family law. Are you ready to move up in your firm? If you choose this course to build advanced skills in your career as a paralegal, you may assist attorneys as they draft premarital agreements, help clients start or end their marriages, set up mutually agreeable child custody arrangements, clarify paternity, adopt a child, and more. This course includes comprehensive coverage of traditional family law topics, explores the developing law concerning nontraditional families and gay and lesbian parents’ rights, describes technological innovations such as virtual visitation, and presents other high-profile topics currently under debate.

Family Law Curriculum

Lesson 1: Marriage and Premarital Agreements

  • Marriage
  • Premarital Agreements

Lesson 2: Domestic Violence and the Law of Divorce, Annulment and Legal Separation

  • Domestic Violence
  • The Law of Divorce, Annulment, and Legal Separation

Lesson 3: Child Custody and Child Support

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

Lesson 4: Spousal Support and Division of Marital Property

  • Spousal Support
  • Division of Marital Property

Lesson 5: Jurisdiction and the Divorce Process

  • Jurisdiction
  • The Divorce Process

Lesson 6: Paternity, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Adoption

  • Determining Paternity
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Adoption

Family Law Course Materials

Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for your success in the Family Law course, all of which are included in your tuition:

Family Law online Study Guide

Family Law for Paralegals, by J. Shoshanna Ehrlich. ISBN 978-1-4548-3131-0

Your e-book is delivered via VitalSource, one of the most popular and user-friendly e-textbook platforms for higher education. With VitalSource, you can change the page layout to suit your reading needs and easily search for keywords, tables and graphics throughout the text. You also have access to highlighting and note tools to help you make the most of your studies. You have the ability to work online or off…wherever it is convenient for you! Click here to learn more about the benefits of VitalSource e-books.


You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can download your Family Law Study Guide, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

Course Tuition

A quality education is an investment in your future. Blackstone’s online certificate training programs are designed to be affordable while providing excellence in education and student services. The knowledge and skills you gain during the time you are working toward your certificate at BCI is what sets us apart and will set you apart from other employees. Your employment options will grow as you gain an expertise in a specialized area and you will be prepared with the knowledge you need to advance your career and earn more money. You may also use your work at BCI toward your CLE needs if you are certified.

Your Advanced Paralegal Family Law Course tuition fee includes:

  • All instruction and exam evaluation
  • Access to our state-of-the-art Online Student Center
  • Lifetime access to student forums and chat rooms
  • Full student services and support during your program
  • Latest edition e-textbook included with your certificate course
  • Comprehensive online study guide prepared by faculty and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for questions answered incorrectly
  • Automatic six-month time extension—an exceptional value!
  • Official BCI school transcript
  • An embossed Family Law certificate upon completion of program requirements

Regular Tuition Price $396

Payment Plan Options

We offer a payment plan with a 100% approval rate for our advanced paralegal courses—you are already pre-approved for a low down payment and low monthly installments so you can afford your BCI training!

Student Tuition 0% Interest Free Program

You pay a $160.00 down payment & 4 monthly payments of $59.00

Methods of Payment

You may use your Visa, Discover, Master Card, or American Express Card to securely enroll online. You may also pay in full for your program by money order or corporate check or personal check.

If you’re looking for information on becoming a paralegal, visit our paralegal program page for more information about paralegal training and careers.