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Family Law in Australia 9th ed

ISBN13: 9780409341362
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780409331264
Published: June 2016
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £95.00

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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.

Family Law, Other Jurisdictions , Australia
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