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Family law in Australia

Young, L., Monahan, G., Sifris, A. and Carroll, R. (2012) Family law in Australia. LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, New South Wales.


Family Law in Australia identifies the underlying principles of family law by examining the historical, social and legal background to the present law. It discusses the evolution of family law in its contemporary context and critically evaluates patterns of past and future reforms. The eighth edition of Family Law in Australia has been restructured and fully revised by a team of authors highly experienced in family law. The comprehensive, detailed and accessible analysis of key family law issues and their positioning in the social environment make this text invaluable both for practitioners and for scholarly and vocational study in law. Features: New chapter added on dispute resolution in family law; Coverage throughout of recent case law and legislation including changes in parenting, property and de facto relationships; Includes material on the psychological context of family breakdown and attachment theory; Family violence chapter rewritten including consideration of the impact of legislative amendments.

Table of Contents
1. Law, Society and the Family
2. Dispute Resolution in Family Law
3. Family Violence and Abuse
4. Constitutional Powers and the Family Courts
5. Marriage and De Facto Relationships
6. Nullity, Divorce and Termination of De Facto Relationships
7. Parentage
8. Child Related Disputes: The Legislative Framework
9. The Exercise of Discretion in Reallocating Parental Responsibility
10. Financial Support of Married and De Facto Partners
11. Financial Support of Children
12. Property Distribution on the Breakdown of Marriage: Preliminary Issues
13. Property Distribution on the Breakdown of Marriage: Adjustment Issues
14. Property Distribution on the Breakdown of Marriage: Additional Issues
15. Property Distribution on the Breakdown of a De Facto Relationship

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Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
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