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Family property (6 points)


Leader: Professor Marcia Neave

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Areas to be studied include the approach of the Family Court and of the Federal Court to the competing claims of creditors and spouses, the division of superannuation entitlements on divorce, the valuation of property in family law proceedings, the jurisdiction of the Family Court to make orders against third parties, the law relating to trusts and partnerships and the setting aside of unconscionable contracts using the Trade Practices Act and under the general law (sexually transmitted debt).

Assessment: Research paper (3000 words): 40% + Final examination (supervised 1.5 hours): 50% + class participation: 10%

Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: LAW4204 or relevant experience in practice

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