Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY LAW: THE CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming

Posted: 28 Nov 2009

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Juliet Behrens

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Belinda Fehlberg

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: November 9, 2009

Abstract

This book is designed to encourage and enable broad understanding of, and critical thinking about, contemporary Australian family law. We consider empirical and theoretical perspectives and then describe and analyse the law in light of this background. In recent years there has been a burgeoning of empirical research relevant to family law and policy, and this research allows us to convey a rich sense of the law in action, particularly gaps between formal law and social practices. In each chapter we develop a main argument or arguments that reflect the book’s overarching themes: fragmentation, the relationship between formal law and social practices, and family law and social change.

Suggested Citation

Behrens, Juliet and Fehlberg, Belinda, Australian Family Law: The Contemporary Context (November 9, 2009). AUSTRALIAN FAMILY LAW: THE CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1503071

Juliet Behrens (Contact Author)

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Belinda Fehlberg

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