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Child and Family Law 2nd ed isbn 9780414016309

Child and Family Law

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ISBN13: 9780567005373
ISBN: 0567005372
New Edition ISBN: 9780414016309
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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Child and Family Law analyses contemporary Scots law as it affects the modern family. What constitutes a 'family' and the goals of child and family law are explored, along with the role of the state in supporting and regulating the family and in recognising the rights of the various family members.

Empirical data are used to separate fact from fiction and comparative material presents new perspectives and possible solutions.The growing field of child law is examined in depth. Adult relationships, both cohabitation and marriage, are explored. How can individuals regulate or tailor-make their own relationships? What are the ways of resolving the breakdown of a relationship and what practical issues arise? The special position of older family members and the implications for the whole family are considered.

Throughout, the emphasis is on a critical appraisal and analysis of the current law. That family relationships come in many forms is central to the approach taken in this text. How we might accommodate this diversity is a constant theme.Many people need and in-depth understanding of child and family law today. Clearly, for students and practitioners of law such knowledge is indispe

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Scots Law
The functions of child and family law and the role of the state.
Natural legal personality.
Children: rights and powers, responsibilities and restrictions.
Children, parents and other family members.
Parental responsibilities and rights: definitions and acquisition.
Fulfilling parental responsibilities and exercising parental rights.
Child protection.
The Children's Hearing System.
Cohabitation and marriage: definitions and formation.
Cohabitation and marriage: the consequences.
The matrimonial or family home.
Separation and divorce.
Termination of adult relationships: the consequences.
Older members of the family.