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About the Book

Community Property

Front Cover - Community Property

Charlotte Goldberg
Professor in Residence
Loyola Law School

2014. 696 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-9919-2. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

With a unique, comparative approach and a problem-based pedagogy, Community Property helps students grasp the different ways each community property state address issues. The book follows a hypothetical couple, presenting issues such as premarital agreements, separate property business, divorce, and the like, and shows how each of the nine community property states would analyze the problem with statutes and representative cases. Interesting, accessible, contemporary cases illustrate important principles, and helpful charts in every chapter summarize how each community property state treats the concepts. 

Author Charlotte Goldberg has over thirty years of teaching experience and writing expertise; she is the author of the successful Examples & Explanations: California Community Property, as well as numerous law review articles on family law and marital property. Community Property’s manageable length makes it perfect for two-credit courses. Well-crafted Problems and Discussion Questions help students test their knowledge and facilitate class discussion, and a comprehensive Teachers Manual includes answers to questions and problems as well as teaching suggestions.

Features Include:
• Unique problem-based, comparative approach helps students grasp the various ways community property states address issues
• Interesting, accessible cases
        o focus on current cases
        o illustrate important principles
• Helpful charts in each chapter summarize how each community property state treats the concepts
• Author Charlotte Goldberg
         o more than 30 years teaching experience and writing expertise
         o author of the successful Examples & Explanations: California Community Property
         o author of numerous law review articles on family law and marital property
• Manageable length for two-credit courses
• Well-crafted Problems and Discussion Questions
         o help students test their knowledge
         o facilitate class discussion
• Comprehensive Teachers Manual
         o answers to questions and problems
         o teaching suggestions