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Practising Family Law - 4th Edition
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Practising Family Law - 4th Edition

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Published 2019.

The successful practice of family law requires mastery of a complex combination of skills and knowledge. This book closes the gap between theory and practice, providing clear guidance on how to conduct family law matters. Practical, step-by-step coverage is provided on the full range of essential skills and procedures required in the day-to-day practice of family law in Australia. It is an excellent resource for practitioners and aspiring family lawyers, and anyone wishing to consolidate their skills in this dynamic area of legal practice.

The fourth edition has been extensively updated and includes new chapters on Jurisdiction in Family Law Proceedings and Family Law Financial Proceedings and Spousal Maintenance.



• Clear guidance supported by case studies, questions and further reading
• Updated and expanded to include all key aspects of conducting a family law matter
• Practical guidance complements theoretical family law texts
• Authoritative reliable content


Related Titles

• Young, Sifris, Carroll & Monahan, Family Law in Australia, 9th ed, 2016
• Mills & Ebejer, Focus Family Law, 7th ed, 2017
• Holmes, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Family Law, 6th ed, 2016


Ian Serisier was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1973 and since then his practice has been mostly in family law. For a period of 5 years he was counsel with a firm of solicitors. He is a qualified family law mediator and arbitrator. Ian is an Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Law Sydney – Master of Applied Laws – Family Law. He was the author and co-author of a number of LexisNexis family law publications.

Together with Judge Tom Altobelli of the Federal Circuit Court, he was the author of the second and third editions of this book.


1. Taking Instructions and Giving Advice in Family Law Matters
2. Jurisdiction in Family Law Proceedings
3. Party–Party and Solicitor–Client Costs in Family Law Proceedings
4. Negotiation and Primary Dispute Resolution in Family Law Matters
5. Financial Agreements
6. Drafting Orders in Family Law Matters
7. The Procedural Hearing in a Family Law Court
8. Parenting and Less Adversarial Trial (LAT) Proceedings’
9. Conciliation and Case Assessment Conferences
10. Drafting Affidavits in Family Law Matters
11. Preparing for a Hearing in a Family Court
12. Family Law in the Federal Circuit Court
13. Family Law in Courts of Summary Jurisdiction
14. Family Law Financial Proceedings and Spousal Maintenance
15. Urgent Family Law Applications
16. Non-Disclosure in Family Law Matters
17. Evidence and Advocacy in Family Law
18. The Unrepresented Litigant in Family Law
19. Child Support
20. De Facto Financial Proceedings Under the Family Law Act
21. The Ethics of Family Law Practice

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