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Current problems in family law (6 points)


Leader: Professor Marcia Neave

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Constitutional issues in family law. Legal issues relating to children conceived by artificial conception. Agreements relating to matrimonial property. Maintenance and children. Parenting and other orders relating to children. The role of the separate representative. Recent developments in property division and spousal maintenance (including superannuation reform proposals and ante-nuptial agreements). The economic impact of divorce on men and women. The inter-relationship of family law and social security law.

Assessment: Research assignment (4500 words): 60% 7 Take-home examination (no more than 3000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: Students taking part should have completed family law at undergraduate level in Australia or elsewhere

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