Family Law

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to gain an understanding of marriage and civil partnerships, and the procedure for a divorce or dissolution. The learner will understand how the breakdown of relationships affects children of the union and also the problems ancillary to such a breakdown, such as financial and property disputes. The learner will also develop his or her word processing skills and be able to apply them to a variety of legal forms and documents in this area.

Through this unit, the learner will understand:

  • Marriage
  • Civil partnerships
  • Divorce
  • Dissolution of a Civil Partnership
  • Divorce / Civil Partnership dissolution procedure
  • Financial remedy orders
  • Pre- nuptial agreements and matrimonial matters before Magistrates
  • Child or children orders

Through the practical assessments, the learner will be able to produce the following forms and documents:

  • Client Statement
  • Client Information Form
  • Divorce Application
  • Application for a Conditional Order
  • Notice of an Application to Make a Conditional Order Final

Coursework: Achievement test and practical assessments