Evaluating Judicial Discretion - Family Property Law in Australia and the USA Compared
30 Australian J. Fam. L. 134 (2016)
28 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2017
Date Written: March 6, 2017
Very different rules regarding the economic consequences of divorce govern divorces in Australia and the United States. These differences are explored in this paper. We consider 6 different hypothetical divorcing couples. Prof. Parkinson predicts how each such couple would fare in an Australian divorce court, and Prof. Oldham outlines how each couple would be treated by the majority of U.S. states.
Keywords: Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Spousal Support, Alimony
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