Family Law Learning Module

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The information contained in these modules, including any references to websites, appendices or links, has been prepared to assist readers as they develop or refresh their skills in the various areas of law covered by the modules. Given the changing nature of the law, readers should exercise their own skill and professional judgment when using the content. Always refer to the most current statutes, regulations, rules, practice directions and notes, as well as the most recent case law and any other appropriate sources. These materials do not provide legal advice and should not be relied on in any way.

This module was updated in March 2013 with the introduction of the Family Law Act. As you read through this module, if you find any information that is unclear, inaccurate or outdated, please advise theĀ course facilitator.

  1. Introduction

  2. Organizing Your Family Law Practice - Your Responsibilities

  3. Organizing Your Family Law Practice - Support Staff Responsibilities

  4. Organizing Your Family Law Practice - Career Limiting Errors

  5. Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements

  6. Initial Client Contact

  7. Married or Unmarried Relationship?

  8. Choice of Law and Forum

  9. Divorce

  10. Child Custody and Access (DA); Parentage, Guardianship and Contact (FLA) - Divorce Act or Family Law Act?

  11. Child Custody and Access (DA); Parentage, Guardianship and Contact (FLA) - Children and the Family Law Act

  12. Child Custody and Access (DA); Parentage, Guardianship and Contact (FLA) - Paternity and Parentage

  13. Child Custody and Access (DA); Parentage, Guardianship and Contact (FLA) - Guardianship Under the FLA

  14. Child Custody and Access (DA); Parentage, Guardianship and Contact (FLA) - Types of Orders

  15. Child Custody and Access (DA); Parentage, Guardianship and Contact (FLA) - Custody and Access Reports

  16. Child Support - Who is Responsible?

  17. Child Support - Amount of Child Support

  18. Child Support - Determination of Income

  19. Spousal Support

  20. Spousal Support - Continued

  21. Division of Assets

  22. Division of Assets - Continued

  23. Resolving Family Law Disputes Without Litigation

  24. The Desk Order Divorce

  25. Litigating Family Law Disputes

  26. Additional Resources

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