MLL408 - Family Law
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
|Previously coded as:||MLL341|
|Cohort rule:||(For Bachelor of Laws students only)|
Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week
Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
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.
Assignment 1 (Practical) 3000 words 40%, Assignment 2 (Practical) 5000 words 60%
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All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
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