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|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Law
School of Law
|Discipline||School of Law|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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.
|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.
2.5-3 hour classes weekly. Attendance requirements apply.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Lisa Young, Geoffrey Monahan, Adva Sifris and Robyn Carroll, Family Law in Australia (LexisNexis Butterworths, 8th ed. 2013)
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