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Family Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780415733571
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415583640
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.99

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Family Law provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by undergraduate and CPE/GDL courses. It explains the basic principles of the law in their social and economic context and includes enough detail of the contemporary infrastructure to assist the reader in understanding the present radical changes in family justice which are now responding to cultural and other influences. This second edition has been fully updated in the light of on-going changes to the family justice system including:

  • the modernisation of Family litigation
  • the new administrative extra-judicial divorce process
  • financial orders on family relationship breakdown (both married and unmarried and also the new private ordering in child support)
  • enhanced parental responsibility
  • the treatment of post separation parenting
  • the new Family Court
  • reforms to public child law
  • same sex marriage and the impact on traditional marriage and cohabitation
  • changes to adoption.

Family Law
1. Introduction: What is Contemporary Family Law?
2. Marriage
3. Nullity
4. Divorce: The Theoretical Background
5. Divorce: The Contemporary Process
6. Divorce: Non-court Dispute Resolution
7. Financial provision on divorce or dissolution
8. Civil Partnership
9. Cohabitation
10. Financial Support Without Decree
11. Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage
12. The Children Act 1989
13. Parentage, PR and HAR
14. Children’s Rights, Autonomy and Medical Treatment
15. The Child’s Welfare
Section 8 and the CAO
17. Making Contact Work
18. International Child Abduction and Relocation
19. Child protection: Wardship, the Inherent Jurisdiction and the CA1989
20. Care, Supervision and Protection Orders
21. Financial Provision for Children
22. Adoption