This text addresses the revolution in family law that began in the 1960's. Family law now draws from constitutional law, and extends into criminal law, conflict of laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. Law students reviewing coursework, lawyers desiring a update in their field of practice, social workers, marriage counselors, mediators and paralegals will find this a comprehensive guide. In addition, mental health professionals and sociologists may want to know more about a subject matter that furnishes the background for so much of their work. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.