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This course gives you knowledge and practical information you require to perform some of the main tasks of a paralegal working in the area of family law.
The course is online, and self-paced. It’s up to you when you start, and how long you take to complete. At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice assessment.
On completion of the course, you will be awarded with a certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies
You’ll be introduced to the Act that sets out the law in relation to family law issues as well as the two main courts that hear family law proceedings.
As a paralegal, you will likely assist in preparing court documents that are used to start or respond to family law proceedings. This course will give you some practical guidance about the documents that should be used.
Learn about divorce and the procedure for applying for a divorce. Learn important things such as whether couples in a de facto relationship can apply for a divorce; whether one party must be at fault before an order for divorce can be sought.
Family law issues relating to children are very common in family law practice. This course will introduce you to some of the main issues that arise, such as the primary consideration of the court in parenting proceedings; mediation and negotiation; parenting plans; what happens when parents breach orders; and other interesting issues.
This course will guide you through some of the factors that are to be considered by the court when dividing property between spouses, as well as spousal maintenance.
Proceedings in any court are usually expensive, and family law proceedings are no different. But do the same rules relating to costs apply in family law proceedings? Can one spouse seek a costs order against the other?
All of our courses are written by practising Barristers and Solicitors with extensive legal experience and knowledge. That is the unique benefit of undertaking a course at the Centre for Paralegal Studies. You are learning from the people that will employ you.
On registration you can immediately download course material written by a Barrister or Solicitor. Having access to such material without spending thousands of dollars is rare and invaluable.
On completion of a course you will receive a Certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies. That Certificate demonstrates your initiative, resourcefulness and motivation to undertake self-learning. It also tells employers that you have successfully completed a course written by legal professionals – it sets you apart from the crowd.
Think about it – an employer needs to choose between job applicants. So what sets you apart? A Certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies is the answer.
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