Family Law (LAWS5132)

UNIT OF STUDY

Family Law deals with the core provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 governing parenting of children and the property of married couples and persons in a de facto relationship. This course is essential for those interested in Family Law. It is a pre-requisite for Advanced Family Law.

Family Law will focus on the following topics: constitutional and jurisdictional issues; marriage, divorce and de facto relationships, the resolution of disputes relating to children under the Family Law Act 1975, property division under the Family Law Act; child support and maintenance.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks

Assessment

2,500-3,000wd assignment (40%) and 105min exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

LAWS3432, LAWS3026

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.