Family law is concerned with the laws governing family relationships, with the problems that families encounter and the legal solutions to these problems. Wills and Probate are also covered in this course.
The emphasis of this course is on current law as it relates to family matters within the social and economic context in which it operates
Since marriage is an important institution affecting the legal provisions relating to the family, this course examines the law relevant to entering a marriage, and, by implication, the law of nullity, which illustrates many of the policy concerns of marriage law itself.
The law of divorce remains a central part of the course, and attention will be paid to the basic institutional structure of the system by which divorces are granted.
Wills and Probate are also covered within this course.
The course is studied on a distance learning basis, students have access to a tutor as needed.
o An introduction to Family Law
- The Family Courts
- Marriage & Nullity
- Capacity to marry
- The ground for divorce and the five facts
- Divorce procedure
- Divorce settlements and children
o Wills * Estates * Settlements * Probate
- Introduction to Wills & Probate
- Administering the Estate
- Introduction to Settlements
- Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax
- Family disputes
- Probate and Contentious probate
o Practical Exercises