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The Civil Partnership Act 2004: A Practical Guide

ISBN13: 9780521617925
ISBN: 0521617928
Published: October 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £74.99

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This authoritative guide to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 is written by Paul Mallender and Jane Rayson, two family law barristers with a combined practice experience of over fifty years. "The Civil Partnership Act 2004: A Practical Guide" provides clear, concise explanations of the new legislation.

This book covers the lifetime of a relationship, from entering into the civil partnership, its consequences in terms of financial and family arrangements, to practical guidance on how the partnership is dissolved and the consequences of breakdown and death.

Family Law
1. Introduction to the Act
2. What is a civil partnership? Formation by registration in England and Wales: eligibility
3. Pre-registration procedure: standard procedure
housebound and detained partners
certain non-residents and other special cases
4. Registration in England and Wales: the standard procedure
the special procedure
5. Registration outside the UK by Order in Council
6. Overseas relationships treated as civil partnerships
7. Financial and property implications of civil partnership
8. Children
9. Relationship between the Civil Partnership Act and the Gender Recognition Act
10. The ending of the partnership: orders for dissolution
11. Nullity and other proceedings
12. Offences
13. Domestic violence and occupation of the home
14. Financial consequences on breakdown
15. Financial relief in England and Wales after an overseas dissolution: Schedule 7
16. Miscellaneous.