Australian Master Family Law Guide

Australian Master Family Law Guide

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This reference guide to Australian family law explains legislation, relevant case law, and legal procedures, aimed at a wide audience of lawyers, counsellors, finance industry professionals, and students. Specialist chapters have been grouped into the areas of the family law legal system and practice; children; property; financial agreements; financial support for children; de facto relationships; and court processes, evidence and costs, and discusses issues including allegations of parental alienation syndrome, family violence, mental health problems and drug abuse. Since the preceding edition, significant changes have occurred relating to de facto relationships, regarding property, financial agreements and spousal maintenance for both heterosexual and same sex couples. Chapters have been updated, and include: Commonwealth, states, family law legislation and courts, by John Fogarty; Legal practice matters: client interview and drafting affidavits, by Genevieve Dee; Divorce, by Louise Hennessy; Shared parental responsibility, by Anne-Marie Rice; Dispute resolution and family relationship centres, by Anne-Marie Rice; Parenting orders, plans and guidelines, by Anne-Marie Rice; Principles the court must consider when conducting child-related proceedings, by Karen Williams; Major long-term issues, by Anne-Marie Rice; Child abduction, by Anne-Marie Rice; Order enforcement and non-compliance in children's cases, by William Keough; Children and relationship factors, by Renata Alexander; Property and the four-step process, by Jacqueline Campbell and Grant T Riethmuller; Maintenance, by Jacqueline Campbell; Bankruptcy and third parties, by Stephen Mullette; Corporations and trusts, by Louise Hennessy; Taxation considerations; Property orders, by Chris Othen; Superannuation, by Jacky Campbell with Shane Williams; Financial agreements, by Jacky Campbell and Luke Seivers; Child support and maintenance, by Grant T Riethmuller; De facto relationships; Evidence, by Genevieve Dee; Court procedure, by Chris Othen; Costs, by Suzanne Dowey and updated by Peter Trimbos.a—‹ childrena#39;s and adultsa#39; adjustments post-separation a—‹ parenting arrangements after family breakdown. Research is also challenging conventional views about shared parenting, frequency of contact, overnight contact, developmental needsanbsp;...

Title:Australian Master Family Law Guide
Publisher:CCH Australia Limited - 2009


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