LAWS 3023 Family Law
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200633
Coordinator Angelo Bistolaridis Opens in new window
Description This subject aims to graduate students who will become reflective, ethical and effective family lawyers and/or family dispute resolution practitioners. This subject adopts a range of perspectives to critically evaluate developments in theory, laws, policies and practices concerned with the legal regulation of intimate relationships, particularly after separation. Family law balances the competing rights, obligations and interests of partners, children and others following separation, often in the context of complex family dynamics. In addition to having a sound grasp of family law, family lawyers must also appreciate the social, political, psychological and economic contexts that influence separating families.
Discipline Family Law
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 1006 OR
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 8494 - Family Law
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Analyse the impact of family domestic violence on families and children and advise appropriate measures to ensure the safety of family members.
- Apply the Family Law Act and other relevant legislation and principles to advise and assist clients with post separation problems.
- Critically evaluate developments in laws, policies and practices in the family law system.
- Reflect on the development of their competence as a family law professional.
- Family Law
- Constitutional & Jurisdictional Context
- Regulating adult relationships: marriage and divorce
- Family Domestic Violence
- Family Dispute Resolution
- Children & Parents 1
- Children & Parents 2
- Child Support
- Economic context and spousal maintenance
- Property & 3rd party rights
- Property - assessing contribution
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|24 hours (2,000 words)
- G.Riethmuller & R.Smith, Family Law (Lawbook Co., 7th Edition, 2022)
Subject Contact Angelo Bistolaridis Opens in new window
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
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