Singapore University of Social Sciences

Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution - 2

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: To be confirmed


Synopsis

LAW315 Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution – 2 looks more at the procedural aspects of family practice, the rules and procedures involved in the family dispute resolution. Students are also introduced to the new emerging practice of collaborative law in Singapore. LAW313 Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution - 1 is a companion course and a co-requisite in the first instance. This course introduces students to family law in Singapore, and in particular to the provisions of the Women’s Charter. Students will learn the laws governing the formation of marriage and dissolution of marriage, and also the rules governing the adoption of children. In this way, the students will approach these subjects not as separate subjects to be studied at various stages of their training, but, will approach the subjects in an applied context where the student has to marry book learning with court rules and practice in order to arrive at a solution to a client’s problems.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Rules of Court for Family Courts: Chapter 6 Part X Women’s Charter and Part 18 Family Justice Rules
  • Matrimonial Proceedings I : Part 5 FJR – Proceedings under Part X Women’s Charter
  • Matrimonial Proceedings II: Part 5 FJR - Proceedings under Parts VII and VIII of Women’s Charter
  • Mediation in the Family Courts and the Child Focused Resolution Centre (CFRC)
  • International Child Abduction Act: Part 10 FJR
  • Affidavit of Asset and Means: Rules 89 and 90 FJR
  • Dealing with Custody and Access to Children on Divorce: Rule 93 FJR
  • Collaborative Law Practice and Arbitration for the Division of Matrimonial Assets
  • Specific Provisions catering to Child Evidence – Part 4 FJR
  • Trans-National Matrimonial Issues
  • Practical Aspects of Family Law Practice

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the various sources of the relevant law, how it is made and developed; of the institutions within which that law is administered and the personnel who practice law
  • Demonstrate understanding of legal concepts, values, principles and procedures of Singapore law and explain the relationship between them in a number of subject areas, as well as to apply them
  • Analyse fact patterns to identify relevant issues of law, fact and procedure.
  • Indicate the relevant rule of substantive law, procedure or evidence relevant to the issues identified
  • Apply the relevant laws and principles to come to a conclusion on the issues
  • Formulate an opinion, provide a solution and advise based on the conclusions
  • Discuss critically, competing arguments in literature or in a group situation and make a reasoned choice between alternatives
  • Express ideas, concepts and arguments in the English language and legal terminology with care and accuracy
  • Employ information technology in an office environment for the search for information, the preparation of documents and presentations
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