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LAWS3432: Family Law

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.

Code LAWS3432
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LAWS5132

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the social context of family law and the debates about the legal regulation of families
  • LO2. develop the basis for becoming effective and sensitive family law practitioners
  • LO3. understand the strengths and weaknesses of existing law and policy concerning the breakdown of family relationships
  • LO4. develop the skill of being able to predict the range of possibilities in the way in which judicial officers might exercise their discretion with regard to family law issues.