The latest issue of the Family Law Review (Volume 1 Part 3) contains the following material:
Collaborative law is a new form of lawyering being used in several jurisdictions overseas as well as in Australia. It was introduced into Australia by American trainers in 2005. No empirical studies have been undertaken in Australia to test how well it is working, although a number of questions have been raised about its suitability, particularly in family law practice in Australia. This article is the result of research, including in-depth interviews with collaborative practitioners, which investigated the use of collaborative law in the Australian Capital Territory. Although collaborative law has waned in the Australian Capital Territory there has been key learning in the legal community and movement towards more consensual practices. Further investigation of collaborative law experiences in other jurisdictions in Australia is needed to guide public policy.
- In defence of the 2006 amendments to the Family Law Act – Joe Harman FM
- Published decisions of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal reviewing Child Support Agency matters – Ken McWhinney, Child Support Agency
- The importance of an intake – Linda Kochanski
- Res judicata – Alexandra Harland
- Palmer v Palmer (Property; Relevance of domestic violence)
- Franklin v Franklin (Property; Assessment of contributions)
- Wilson v Roberts (No 2) (Parenting; Best interests factors and non-parents)
- Hepburn v Noble (Parenting; Relocation)
- Collu v Rinaldo (Parenting; Best interests of the child)
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: Fam L Rev Vol 1 Pt 3 Contents.