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LAW4607 Family Law
Credit Points: 15
LAW1116 Legal Process
LAW1600 Legal Writing and Research

This unit involves a detailed examination of current family law in Australia.  The unit examines matters including a historical introduction to family law, the division of family law powers under the constitution, the Family Law Act and the Family Court, marriage, nullity and dissolution, the consequences of marriage and the status of children, the powers and responsibilities of parents and orders made as to children, parents and maintenance. Equitable procedures for the distribution of property and considerations relating to care of children will be highlighted.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y67Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014