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Family Law and Practice
Last Updated Date:   23 December 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course will cover family law and practice in Singapore, with an emphasis on marriage, divorce and ancillary matters as follows:

• On the law of marriages, the requirements of a valid formation of marriage and marital obligations of spouses to each other including issues of maintenance, children and protection against family violence will be covered.

• On the law of nullity, divorce and judicial separation, the jurisdictional requirements for divorces and relevant procedure will be covered.

• On ancillary matters, areas covered will include division of assets, maintenance and children’s issues.



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Course Convenor: Adjunct As/P Colin Tan

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4436V / LL5436V / LL6436V / LLJ5436V

Contact Hours: 3 hour weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation during seminars - 20% & 6 hr Take Home Exam (5000 words including footnotes) - 80% [Release: Wed, 13 April 2022 (3pm); Due: Wed, 13 April 2022 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4403/LL5403/LL6403 Family Law

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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