Family Law 7th Edition ebook

Family Law 7th Edition ebook

By Grant Riethmuller, Robin Smith

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$180.00* RRP

Date: 23/09/2022

Code: 9780455246109

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Family Law, Seventh Edition is directed to those practising at the ‘coal face’ of this area of the law , with crisp statements of the law, and plentiful case references to allow the reader to further research the decisions. For those studying family law, this book will provide concise statements of the law essential to a nuanced understanding of the jurisdiction that must be navigated to achieve just outcomes for their future clients.

Family Law, Seventh Edition has been substantially updated and restructured, including more than 2300 new footnotes added since the previous edition.

This edition reflects important changes to the jurisdiction, including the creation of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, and a number of recent High Court decisions, such as Fairbairn & RadeckiMasson & Parsons and Thorne & Kennedy. Significant legislative changes as exemplified by the introduction of same sex marriage in 2017, the evolving case law related to gender dysphoria cases culminating in Re Kelvin, and the growing focus and awareness on the impact of family violence are also reflected in this edition.

Unique coverage:

  • One of the leading authorities on family law in Australia;
  • Updated to include the creation of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia;
  • Addresses in detail both the property and parenting legislative pathways;
  • Includes a new chapter on costs in family law matters.

About the authors:

Grant Riethmuller is a Justice of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Robin Smith is a barrister at the Victorian Bar.

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Part I Introduction

1 Historical Introduction

2 Sources of Family Law

3 Jurisdictional Foundations of Family Law

4 Courts with Family Law Jurisdiction

Part II Matrimonial and De Facto Relationships

5 Marriage

6 Divorce

7 De Facto Relationships

Part III Children

8 Children

9 Parentage

10 Parental Powers and Responsibility

11 Parental Proceedings - Legislative Pathway

12 Best Interests of the Child - The Paramount Consideration

13 Parenting Orders and Welfare Powers

14 Specific Parenting Issues

Part IV Child Support and Child Maintenance

15 Child Maintenance

16 Child Support

17 Registration and Collection of Child Support

Part V Maintenance

18 Historical Introduction to Maintenance

19 Maintenance of Spouses and De Facto Partners

20 Contributions towards Child Bearing Expenses

Part VI Property

21 Historical Introduction to Matrimonial and De Facto Property

22 Declarations as to Property Interests

23 Alteration of Property Interests: Section 79/90SM(1)

24 Identifying and Valuing the 'Property' of the Parties (Step 1)

25 Initial Consideration of Whether to Exercise Property Settlement Power

26 Assessment of Contributions (Step 2)

27 Future Needs and Other Factors (Step 3)

28 'Justice and Equity' (Step 4)

29 Particular Powers in Property Cases

30 Variation of Property Settlement Orders

Part VII Private Arrangements

31 Private Agreements for Parental Powers and Responsibilities (Parenting Plans)

32 Financial Agreements

33 Maintenance Agreements

34 Child Support Agreements

Part VIII Practice and Procedure

35 Injunctions

36 Time Limits for the Institution of Maintenace and Property Proceedings

37 Costs



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