LS100: Chapter 8 Practice Quiz

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Question 1

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Family law and domestic relations essentially means the same thing.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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Why might a couple might want a prenuptial/pre-marital agreement?
Answer
  • People often marry later in life and they wish to protect their assets in the event that the marriage terminates either by legal action or by death.
  • People prefer planning for divorce rather than preparing for a happy marriage.
  • These are mandatory in some states.

Question 3

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Check everything that can be agreed upon in a pre-marital/pre-nuptial agreement.
Answer
  • Right of a child to child support
  • Rights and obligations regarding any property
  • Right to date another individual in the future
  • Rights to manage and control any property
  • Disposition of property upon termination of the marriage by death or legal action
  • Making of wills or trusts
  • Choice of law to govern the agreement
  • Any other matter, even one in violation of public policy or the law

Question 4

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What are some ways to terminate a marriage? Check all that apply:
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  • Annulment
  • Divorce/dissolution
  • Break-up
  • Legal separation
  • common law marriage

Question 5

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An example of a voidable marriage would be one in which one party was already married—in other words, a bigamous marriage.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 6

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What is a dissolution?
Answer
  • A declaration that a marriage never existed between two parties.
  • It acknowledges that a valid marriage existed, but the parties now wish to end the marital contract.
  • Similar to a temporary separation.
  • Similar to an annulment.

Question 7

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When parties legally separate, they do not want to be married anymore.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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The court considers the best interest of the child when making custody deteriminations
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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Parents make all of the decisions in terms of what support they will pay to their child.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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The Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (URESA) allows for intrastate enforcement of child support orders.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Spousal support (a.k.a alimony) is--check all that apply!
Answer
  • To compensate a spouse for their ex-spouse's deficiencies.
  • To ensure that housing, food, and clothing—the necessities of daily living—are available for a spouse who is unable to earn an adequate living.
  • may be awarded when two people end their marriage, but is not always awarded.
  • is court determined by state specific factors.

Question 12

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What is separate property? (Check all that apply)
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  • Property that belongs solely to one party.
  • Property in which the marital partner has no legal interest.
  • Property that a party owned after the dissolution was finalized.
  • Property that Is not divided when the parties divorce
  • Includes property acquired by gift or inheritance.
  • Includes property that was given to both spouses during the marriage.

Question 13

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Community property is property that is used by both parties, but is only actually owned by one party.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 14

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Quasi-community property is treated the same as community property for the purposes of division.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 15

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Do family law cases differ procedurally from other kinds of civil cases?
Answer
  • Yes
  • No

Question 16

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Is a marital settlement agreement employed in an uncontested case?
Answer
  • Yes
  • No

Question 17

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What are some discovery tools used in family law cases?
Answer
  • Interrogatories
  • Harassment
  • Depositions
  • Bribes
  • Request for production and inspection of documents and things

Question 18

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What is usually recommended in a family law case if the parties cannot resolve their issues?
Answer
  • Lawsuit for breach of contract
  • Mediation
  • criminal prosecution
  • trial

Question 19

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Which is true about the Uniform Parentage Act?
Answer
  • Recognizes that both natural parents have certain rights and obligations regarding their children.
  • Favors the mother-child relationship over the father-child relationship.

Question 20

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Before a court makes a determination as to custody and child support, parentage must first be determined.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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