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LIJ June 2014

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Family law special issue

Family law is a jurisdiction that requires not only an in depth knowledge of family law legislation and procedures, but also a broader understanding of areas such as superannuation, taxation and property law.

By LIV Accredited Specialisation Family Law Advisory Committee


Feature Articles

The ties that bind


The ties that bind

Reports of the death of binding financial agreements have been greatly exaggerated.1

By Stephen Winspear

Limiting bites at the cherry: Searching for finality


Limiting bites at the cherry: Searching for finality

The issue of spousal maintenance is a significant consideration in most financial settlements. Practitioners are often confronted with how to properly deal with and/or extinguish parties’ competing and potential future claims.

By Sally Baker

The facts on de facto


The facts on de facto

When can a de facto relationship be said to start? Did a relationship end before de facto provisions were introduced in the Family Law Act

By Anna Parker and Keturah Sageman

Same game different rules: Expert evidence in family law


Same game different rules: Expert evidence in family law

The significant differences between the Family Law Rules and the Federal Circuit Court Rules can cause profound difficulties in the area of expert evidence.

By Timothy Byrne

Some husbands are more equal  than wives


Some husbands are more equal than wives

When couples separate the wife still gets an unequal share - an unfair share - for her contributions to the marriage as homemaker and parent.

By Rachell Davey

Relocation cases: The legislative pathway


Relocation cases: The legislative pathway

While relocation guidelines have been consistently applied, there appears to be some contention as to whether express reference to the mandated legislative pathway is necessary.

By Kristin Shergold

Let's talk,  not fight


Let's talk, not fight

Alternative dispute resolution in family law cases is increasing, slowly replacing - where appropriate - traditional court-based practice. 

By Marguerite Picard


Publications Department

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Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.


Editorial policy

All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

CAB audit logoLIJ (Law Institute Journal) circulation September 2014 12,785 - CAB audited.

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