Review These Law Topics for the Bar Exam!

Studying for specific family law topics before the bar exam is critical to your success as a future attorney. The bar exam tests your knowledge and understanding of the law in a specific jurisdiction and covers a wide range of legal topics. By focusing your study efforts on the most frequently tested topics and understanding the legal principles and rules, you can increase your chances of passing the exam and becoming a licensed attorney.

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With the stakes high, it is important to allocate your time effectively and make the most of your study efforts.

Historical data indicates that these topics are the most frequently tested:

  • Premarital agreements
  • Property division
  • Child custody
  • Divorce

Determining Enforceability of a Premarital Agreement

In the event of a divorce, the entire marriage is viewed in chronological order. Events leading up to the marriage, potential separation, divorce, property division, and child custody if children are involved.

Specific factors are considered to determine if the premarital contract is enforceable or not:

  • Voluntariness
  • Fairness
  • Disclosure

Understanding Voluntariness, Fraud, Duress, Coercion, and Fairness

Voluntariness means to consider whether fraud, duress, or coercion was involved during the development of the agreement or during the signing of the agreement. Fraud means that one or both parties did not fully disclose or hid some or all assets and obligations before marriage.