Focus: Family Law, 8th edition
An ideal introduction to Australian family law policy, legislation and key cases
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Focus: Family Law provides an ideal introduction to family law. It contains clear explanations and analysis of the law and its underlying policy, as well as a synopsis of the facts of, and excerpts from, the leading judgments in key family law cases. Problem questions at the end of each chapter provide the opportunity to apply the principles to hypothetical scenarios, encouraging discussion of the broader impact of family law.
This eighth edition provides extensive discussion of recent cases and policy, and the current debates around the structure of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court and their future existence. Important recent decisions include:
• Masson v Parsons  HCA 21
• Thorne v Kennedy  HCA 49
• Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte  HCA 8
• Commissioner of Taxation v Tomaras  HCA 6
• Clear explanations of core concepts consolidate understanding of fundamental principles and case law
• Pedagogical design that provides a constructivist learning approach
• Problem questions with structured sample answers
• Succinct summaries of key cases
• Holmes, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Family Law, 6th ed, 2016
• Young, Kenny & Monahan (eds), Children and the Law in Australia, 2nd ed, 2017
• Young, Sifris, Carroll & Monahan, Family Law in Australia, 9th ed, 2016
Table of contents
- The Evolving Face of the Family
- Constitutional and Jurisdictional Issues of Family Law
- Nullity and Divorce
- Parental Responsibility and the Child Support Scheme
- Spousal Maintenance
- Distribution of Matrimonial Property
- Financial Disputes between De Facto Partners
- Violence within the Family