The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive and accessible text covering the major aspects of family law. Family law is a dynamic part of the legal landscape and is ever evolving. It also intersects with other areas of law and involves many disciplines.
An emerging theme in family law is that a thorough appreciation of social science research is essential. This book stands apart from others because it has a comprehensive chapter on social science which not only summarises the latest research but also analyses the case law to demonstrate how this research is used in family law decision-making. It also has a chapter touching on international family law, an area of increasing importance.
The author team brings a unique blend of practice experience and academic expertise, to ensure this text will have a broad appeal to all readers. Students, academics, new practitioners, and also more experienced practitioners looking for a refresher, will all find Family Law Principles a useful resource.
What is Family and What is Family Law?
Family Courts and Jurisdiction
Marriage, Nullity and Divorce
The Family Law Dispute Resolution System
Legislative Obligations in Family Dispute Resolution
Violence in the Family
Parenthood, Parentage and Parental Responsibility
Children and the Family Law Act
Family Violence and Child Abuse in Parenting Cases
The Role of Social Science and Other Disciplines in Family Law
Property and the Family Law Act
Advanced Property topics
Financial Aspects of De Facto and Other Formalised Relationships
Financial Support for Children: Child Maintenance and Child Support
Family Lawyers, Skills, Ethics and Values
International Family Law Issues