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Family Law in Australia e9

Family Law in Australia e9

By Lisa Young, Adiva Sifris, Robyn Carroll and Geoffrey Monahan

This leading family law text identifies the underlying principles of family law through analysis of the historical, social and legal background to the present law. It examines the evolution of family law in its contemporary context and critically evaluates patterns of past and future reforms. Family Law in Australia provides a comprehensive, detailed and accessible analysis of key family law issues and their positioning in the Australian society.

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    This leading family law text identifies the underlying principles of family law through analysis of the historical, social and legal background to the present law. It examines the evolution of family law in its contemporary context and critically evaluates patterns of past and future reforms.

    Family Law in Australia provides a comprehensive, detailed and accessible analysis of key family law issues and their positioning in the Australian society. The underlying principles of family law as expressed in the present law are placed in their historical, social and legal context. The authors critically evaluate patterns of past and future reforms, making this text invaluable for scholarly and vocational study in law and as an authoritative text for practitioner use.

    The ninth edition of Family Law in Australia has been fully revised and updated by a team of authors highly experienced in family law. Developments include:

    • major revision of chapters on property settlement, including developments arising out of Stanford (ZCA), Bevan & Bevan, Hoffman & Hoffman and Fields & Smith (FamCAFC), the changes in the area of "big money" cases and the future of add-backs
    • complex recent litigation on financial agreements, third parties and de facto relationships
    • the impact of the 2012 amendments to Pt VII of the Family Law Act (relating to children and parenting)
    • legislative developments and solutions on parentage and related issues, particularly surrogacy arrangements and assisted conception
    • discussion of developments in relation to special medical procedures: Re Jamie (FamCAFC) (childhood gender identity disorder and the role of the court)
    • increased focus on family dispute resolution methods, including the relevance of family law arbitration
    • extended discussion of social policy throughout.

     

    Features:

    • Combines analysis of current law and discussion of trends in social policy and research.
    • An established and popular title with a longstanding reputation in the field.
    • Engaging, clear and relevant content.
  • About the author

    Lisa Youn
    Lisa is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at Murdoch University.

    Adiva Sifris
    Adiva is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University.

    Robyn Carroll
    Robyn is Professor of Law in the Law School, University of Western Australia.

    Geoffrey Monahan
    Geoffrey is a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

     

  • Product details

    ISBN: 9780409341362

    Published: 2016

    Format: Softcover

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

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