Australian Family Law

Practice Area: Family Law

Jurisdiction: Federal


An essential, practical and time saving tool, this four-volume work contains all the information necessary to prepare a family law case — a one-stop shop for federal legislation relating to family law. Australian Family Law also provides guidance on how recent changes will affect day-to-day family law practice. The product provides commentary on divorces, child support, property settlement & parenting arrangements.  The streamlined product has been designed so that you don't have to wade through unwanted or duplicated material.

The following main areas are covered:

  • Family Law Annotated Legislation — provides detailed commentary on the Family Law Act (Cth), Regulations and 2004 Rules. In-depth annotations enable you to see at a glance what the law is, and its interpretation.
  • Family Court Practice — provides comprehensive coverage of child support, including both legislation and commentary, relevant WA Family Court legislation with commentary, Family Court practice directions, Federal Circuit Court Act and Rules, marriage legislation, commentary on costs, and tables and general information.
  • Related Commonwealth Legislation— provides related Commonwealth legislation, including Federal Magistrates Court and Superannuation legislation. Extensive commentary is included regarding superannuation as the property of separating couples.
  • Precedents — a comprehensive selection of precedents, clearly organised in a highly practical format covering a range of family law matters.
General Information
Publication category Analytical subscription service – charged annually
Formats available Online, digital via Lexis Red, hardcopy looseleaf
Key content Annotated Legislation, Commentary, Cases, Forms and Precedents
Authors Richard Chisholm, Suzanne Christie, Julie Kearney, Mary Whitehead, Jill Grace
Additional Information
Related resources Australian Family Law State Legislation, Australian Family Court Legislation, Practical Guidance Family, Australian Journal of Family Law
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