Dr. Jenny Burley is a Research Associate in Humanities at Flinders University.
While working at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia as the legal
training officer, Jenny began her PhD research into the barriers that exist
between Vietnamese refugees and the Australian legal system. Jenny began teaching
in Legal Studies at Flinders University in the early 1990s, developing teaching
and research interests in multiculturalism and the law, gender and the law,
alternative dispute resolution and comparative family law with a focus on family
law developments in Ireland.
Usually divorce manuals lead the reader through what they need to know about family law and the legal process. This book does more. In addition to providing sound legal advice, it engages with the emotional experiences of the divorcing couple and provides not only a catalogue of the emotional stages of separation and divorce, but also a positive path through what can often be a painful and destructive process.
The "Family Law Act 1975" has been subject to multiple and ongoing reforms since it came into force more than 20 years ago and it is no easy task to steer a clear path through all its provisions. This book, however, is a very thorough guide for anyone who is contemplating divorce in Australia.