Courses & Units

Family 2 - Financial Aspects of Family Law LAW682



Gives students an understanding of the financial aspects of family law. Topics covered include the areas of maintenance, property division, financial agreements and child support. The position of both married and non-married couples will be considered. Students will be encouraged to examine the underlying policy issues in this area, particularly with regard to the approach of the law to parties in non-formalised relationships. Students will also be required to consider the application of the law in its wider socio-economic context, particularly in relation to the unequal economic effects of family breakdown upon men and women. The changing nature of the law in this area will be emphasised.


Unit name Family 2 - Financial Aspects of Family Law
Unit code LAW682
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Coordinator Kiki Mussared
Teaching staff

Kiki Mussared

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090907

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


  • Pre-requisites: LAW681 is desirable and EITHER LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.


Teaching Pattern

2.5-3 hour classes weekly. Attendance requirements apply.



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Lisa Young, Geoffrey Monahan, Adva Sifris and Robyn Carroll, Family Law in Australia (LexisNexis Butterworths, 8th ed. 2013)

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