Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Social Work Fulltime
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2021

Course unit title Work Field: Family Law
Course unit code 048512025105
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Beate FOLIE-WOHLGENANNT, Christian NETZER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

The legal basics of the action field family are discussed.

A) The lecture is about conditions, form and legal effects of marriage and the matrimony law on property (marriage law). Further the different possibilities to terminate a marriage are ventilated, whereby the divorce and its legal consequences are of centrality. Pointing out the different possibilities of injunctions is to complete the topic marriage law. A further chapter is devoted to the child well-fare whereby maintenance (requirement, asserting, calculation and advance) and custody (care and education, administration of fortune and legal representation) are focused.

B: This part deals with the provisions of the Child and Youth Services Act; the federal government and the State ((federal) Youth Welfare and the State Youth Welfare Act). (The proposed change to the State Youth Welfare Act is included.) The relevant provisions of the Social Work Vlbg Youth Act are discussed. In addition, guest speakers offer an overview of the current tasks, challenges and problems of children and youth services.

Learning outcomes

Students develop in-depth knowledge of the legal framework of child and youth welfare law and family law, know the legal provisions to safeguard childrens welfare and how these provisions are regulated, understand legal text to solve social work cases of child and youth services as well as marriage and child custody issues, acquire an overview of the tasks and problems concerning child and youth welfare.

The civil law section: Dr. Beate Folie (part A)

The child and youth welfare law section: DSA Mag.a Doris Schreiber (part B)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated training course

Assessment methods and criteria

A: Verbal examination

B: Main Event: written examination; re-examinaions: oral exams.

The grade of each part is added in relation to the number of credit hours. In order to pass the class, students must have a passing grade in both parts.



Recommended or required reading

Braunger, Paul u.a. (2016): Kinder- und Jugendrecht. 5. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis.

Loderbauer, Brigitte (2016): Recht für Sozialberufe: Menschenrechte, Familienrecht, Arbeitsrecht, Sozialhilferecht, Strafrecht, Kinder- und Jugendhilferecht, Asyl- und Fremdenrecht, Schulden und Recht, Schadenersatzrecht. 4. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis.

Doralt, Werner; Mohr, Franz (2017): KODEX Bürgerliches Recht 2017/18. 52. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis ARD ORAC.

Schwimann, Michael; LexisNexis Verlag GmbH (2018): Familienrecht. 10. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis ARD ORAC.

Deixler-Hübner, Astrid; Nademleinsky, Marco (2013): Scheidung kompakt. 4. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis.

Deixler-Hübner, Astrid (2016): Scheidung, Ehe und Lebensgemeinschaft: rechtliche Folgen der Ehescheidung und Auflösung einer Lebensgemeinschaft. 12. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis.

Doralt, Werner; Mohr, Franz (2017): KODEX Bürgerliches Recht 2017/18. 52. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis ARD ORAC.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)