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Area of Law: Family law

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One subject heading used is Domestic relations -- Australia 

Introduction

Family Law

"The area of law relating to the regulation of domestic or personal relationships and the consequences that flow from the end of such relationships. Family law is concerned with matters such as the welfare of children, property and maintenance disputes between married or de facto partners, and legal termination of marital relationships through divorce or annulment. The Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and the Family Court of Western Australia are the main courts exercising family law jurisdiction."  (From the Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary)

See also The Law Handbook 2018 - 'Relationships, families and young people' 

Look at Halsbury's Laws of Australia - Title 205 Family Law and Lexis Practical Guidance AU Family for guidance and forms.

Key Commentaries

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Cases

The two main series of specialist family law reports in Australia are:

Sometimes the same case is reported in both series. Check CaseBase or FirstPoint to see whether a case has been reported in an authorised series, eg CLR.

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