Financial Issues on Relationship Breakdown

2 August 2011

This new intensive unit of study provides an in-depth analysis of the law on family property and financial transfers when marriages and cohabiting relationships break down.

Commencing on 26 August 2011 and taught by Professor Patrick Parkinson AM, Financial Issues on Relationship Breakdown examines the the principles relating to how courts exercise their discretion under s.79 of the Family Law Act and considers what counts as a de facto relationship for the purposes of property division under the Family Law Act, as well as spousal maintenance and child support.

Topics covered include:

  • Objectives of property division
  • The assessment of the homemaker contribution
  • Pre-relationship property
  • Inheritances
  • Special contributions
  • Property acquired after separation
  • Add-backs and the relevance of domestic violence

Professor Patrick Parkinson AM is one of Australia's leading experts in Family Law and was recently elected as the next President of the International Society of Family Law.

The unit is available to law graduates only and study is permitted through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Further information on the 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 7e23280c4807053d5d040d121b000f6b0237501d1f4b491d0a04473540