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. It also has a focus on the intersection of domestic and family violence with family law issues. It emphasises the importance of understanding critical skills needed in the application of the law in this area. This course is essential for those interested in working in Family Law related disciplines either as a practitioner or in law reform. 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 and the ethical practice of Family law.
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