MLL320 - Family Law
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Previously coded as:||
|Cohort rule:||For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only|
Students enrolled before 2019: MLL110
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
1 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week
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.
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