Practising Family Law, 5th edition
Clear practical guidance on conducting family law matters.
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The successful practice of family law requires mastery of a complex combination of skills and knowledge. This book closes the gap between theory and practice, providing clear guidance on how to conduct family law matters. Practical, step-by-step coverage is provided on the full range of essential skills and procedures required in the day-to-day practice of family law in Australia. It is an excellent resource for practitioners and aspiring family lawyers, and anyone wishing to consolidate their skills in this dynamic area of legal practice.
The fifth edition has been extensively updated with recent developments to case law and legislation, including the abolition of the Family Court of Australia and the Family Law Division of the Federal Circuit Court and the establishment of the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). References to the new FCFCOA Rules are included throughout.
• Authoritative reliable content
• Clear step-by-step guidance supported by case studies, questions and further reading
• Updated and expanded to include all key aspects of conducting a family law matter
• Practical guidance complements theoretical family law texts
• Holmes, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Family Law, 6th ed, 2016
• Mills & Ebejer, Focus Family Law, 8th ed, 2020
• Sifris et al, Family Law in Australia, 10th ed, 2021
Table of contents
- Ch 1 Taking Instructions & Giving Advice in Family Law Matters
- Ch 2 Jurisdiction in Family Law Proceedings
- Ch 3 Party-Party & Solicitor-Client Costs in Family Law proceedings
- Ch 4 Negotiations & Primary Dispute Resolution in Family Law Matters
- Ch 5 Financial Agreements
- Ch 6 Consent Orders in Family Law Financial Proceedings
- Ch 7 The Procedural Hearing in a Family Law Court
- Ch 8 Parenting & Less Adversarial Trial (LAT) Proceedings
- Ch 9 Conciliation Conference & First Court Date
- Ch 10 Drafting Affidavits in Family Law Matters
- Ch 11 Preparing for a Hearing in a Family Law Court
- Ch 12 Drafting Orders in Family Law Matters
- Ch 13 Family Law in Courts of Summary Jurisdiction
- Ch 14 Family Law Financial Proceedings and Spousal Maintenance
- Ch 15 Urgent Family Law Applications
- Ch 16 Non-Disclosure in Family Law Matters
- Ch 17 Evidence & Advocacy in Family Law
- Ch 18 The Unrepresented Litigant in Family Law
- Ch 19 Child Support
- Ch 20 De facto Financial Proceedings under the Family Law Act
- Ch 21 The Ethics of Family Law Practice