MLL408 - Family Law

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL341
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

Brienna Bagaric

Prerequisite: Nil
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit will examine the legal relationships arising out of the family as a legal and social institution. The syllabus includes: a study of society and the family; the Commonwealth constitution, and the impact it has on the Family Law Act 1975 (Cwlth); the jurisdiction of the Family Court; the legal rules which govern marriage; divorce and other forms of principal relief; the responsibility of parents and the Family Court to make decisions 'in the best interests' of a child; the division of property upon marriage breakdown; spousal maintenance; the child support assessment scheme (briefly); financial disputes between domestic partners under Federal law; and from a sociological and legal framework, violence within a family.

Assessment

Assignment 1 (Individual) 3000 words 40%

Assignment 2 (Individual) 5000 words 60%

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