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The family law handbook

The family law handbook

The family law handbook.  4th ed Cover

4th edition by Maree Livermore
Redfern Legal Centre Publishing 2016.

Your practical guide to Australian family law

The Family law handbook is a practical guide for people undergoing separation and divorce. It includes information on what to do after separating, how to negotiate with your former partner, making arrangements for your children, family violence and abuse, achieving a fair property settlement and what happens at court. It includes sample forms, tips on drafting an affidavit, strategies for preparing for a court hearing, and useful information on all aspects of the separation and divorce process.

Chapters 1 and 2 from the 4th edition of the Family law handbook provided by Thomson Reuters for publication on the Find Legal Answers website.


 

Chapters

Chapter one

The family law system

Overview of the family law system - community-based support services - finding the relevant law - getting legal advice - dispute resolution - taking court action - costs - representing yourself - changes to the law in 2012.

Chapter two

Marriage, de facto relationships, separation and divorce

The law of marriage - legal status of de facto relationships - defining separation for married couples - separation under one roof - divorce.

Chapter three

About the author

Disclaimer: 

The family law handbook, 4th edition, 2016. Published by Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited.
© Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited 2016.

Note to readers: Readers are advised to seek expert advice with specific problems in family law. This book is intended as a guide to the law and should not be used as a substitute for legal or accounting advice.