How to answer a problem question – structure – Family Law

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  • UniversityUniversity of Sydney
  • AreaLaw
  • CourseFamily Law
  • Course CodeLAWS5132
  • ProfessorPatrick Parkinson
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  • Authortheratiodecidendi
  • Created2015
  • Pages61
  • Approved4 February 2016

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About these notes

This is an outline on how to answer problem questions and how to identify relevant issues.
It ensures that each required element/step of a specific issue is dealt with at the appropriate stage of the analysis.
It includes all relevant authorities (case law and legislation) when required, and includes factual details of cases where needed, to allow students to distinguish the problem question they have with the authorities they are using.
This structure is based on the following information:
1. Textbook readings (Patrick Parkinson, Australian Family Law in Context, Commentary and Materials (Thomson Reuters, 6th ed, 2015);
2. Relevant case law and legislation;
3. Class notes and teacher handouts.


The key topics covered in these notes include:

  • Marriage, Divorce And Other Relationships
  • The Court System And Dispute Resolution
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Support
  • Parents And Children

About the author: This Author is one of Nexus Notes most popular since we began at the University of Sydney. Students particularly like the structure of their notes, which layout how to answer questions in Law exams. This author is a top performing Law Student with weighted average mark pushing 85% in the Juris Doctor (JD). Prior to doing the JD they were a standout Commerce student at USYD. They have previously worked in top tier consulting firms and now have a position at one of the largest commercial law firms in Australia.


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