Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context

Paperback | December 28, 2014

byBelinda Fehlberg, Rae Kaspiew, Jenni Millbank

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Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context 2nd Edition encourages critical thinking and a wide understanding of contemporary Australian family law. Description and analysis of the law is set in a broad context that includes policy debates surrounding the law and the family as well asdiscussion of relevant empirical and research literature. Recent years have seen a burgeoning of empirical research relevant to family law and policy, and this research enables the authors to convey a rich sense of the law in action, social norms (both attitudes and behaviours), and the contexts ofthe field. This second edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the latest changes in family law. It continues to take a thematic approach, and its use of interdisciplinary materials presents the substantive law in a highly contextualised way. This new edition includes a separate chapter onfinancial disputes, and expanded coverage of parenting and property disputes.

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Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context 2nd Edition encourages critical thinking and a wide understanding of contemporary Australian family law. Description and analysis of the law is set in a broad context that includes policy debates surrounding the law and the family as well asdiscussion of relevant empirical and research li...

Belinda Fehlberg is Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. Rae Kaspiew is Leading Australian Socio-legal Researcher, Family Law and Family Violence. Jenni Millbank is Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. Fiona Kelly is Senior Lecturer, School of Law at La Trobe University. Juliet Behrens...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.07 inPublished:December 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195574338

ISBN - 13:9780195574333

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Structural Fragmentation: The Constitutional Framework3. Mechanics of Fragmentation: The Jurisdictional Framework4. The Legal Recognition of Family Relationships5. Family Violence6. Introduction to Parenting Disputes7. Processes for Resolving Parenting Disputes8. Legal Framework for Resolving Parenting Disputes9. Specific Issues in Parenting Disputes10. Introduction to Financial Disputes11. Child Support12. Processes for Resolving Property Disputes13. Legal Framework for Resolving Property Disputes14. Specific Issues in Property Disputes15. Maintenance for Spouses and de facto PartnersConclusion