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The family law dispute resolution spectrum

Cooper, Donna M. (2007) The family law dispute resolution spectrum. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 18(4), pp. 234-244.

Abstract

In recent times the Australian family law dispute resolution system has become increasingly complex and there have been a variety of processes specifically developed for family disputes. This has meant that non-adversarial practice in Australian family law has expanded and that both dispute resolution practitioners and family lawyers require a high level of understanding of the system in order to effectively operate within it. This article assists both groups of practitioners by creating a conceptual framework for the dispute resolution options available to family law clients. It describes and categorises the array of options and then locates them along a linear family law dispute resolution spectrum. Such a conceptual framework can also assist family lawyers to effectively advise and prepare their clients.

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ID Code: 11258
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: family law, dispute resolution, spectrum
ISSN: 1441-7847
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Thomson reuters
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 11:11

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