University of Technology Sydney

76516 Family Law

Requisite(s): 70317c Real Property
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Anti-requisite(s): 78272 Family Law: Children and Parenting AND 78273 Family Law: Property and Financial Matters


Australia's family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues, particularly relationship breakdown. In this subject students will develop an understanding of the Family Law system including the dispute resolution procedures in the Australian Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court. Students will learn about the laws that govern the rights and obligations of parties in parenting and/ or interpersonal relationship disputes by examining fundamental provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 and the Child Support legislation. This subject develops the knowledge base and analytical skills of students through problem-solving exercises that mirror the legal and factual issues that arise in legal practice when advising on, or adjudicating family law matters. All problem-solving exercises and discussions are underpinned by relevant practical and social policy issues including the impact of family violence and the growing awareness of children's rights. Students also undertake research in order to critically evaluate the laws, practices and policies dealing with the complex public and private interests at stake upon relationship breakdown. The subject combines both a theoretical and a vocational approach which not only benefits students interested in these issues, but also those students considering a career in legal practice and/or the delivery of family law-related services.

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