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. 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; family violence.
Semester 1 (daytime): 2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks. Semester 2 (evening): 1x3hr seminar/week for 13 weeks
Semeser 1: Group Assessment (10%), 2500 wrd Assignment (45%) and final exam (45%). Semester 2: 2500wd assignment (40%) and final exam (60%).
Patrick Parkinson, Australian Family Law in Context, commentary and materials, 7th ed, Lawbook Co, 2019
LAWS3026 or LAWS5132