Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Divorce Reform

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9780752002828
ISBN: 0752002821
Published: December 1996
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The Family Law Act 1996 brought about the most wide-ranging reforms seen in family law for over 25 years. Divorce Reform: A Guide for Lawyers and Mediators not only comes complete with the relevant parts of the text of the Act, but also presents a full explanation of the key provisions introduced by this major legislation. It looks at important aspects such as: * The divorce law in practice * Court proceedings during the period of reflection and consideration * New powers for financial provision including pension splitting * Interaction with mediation and counselling * Practice management implications * Background to family mediation today.

Image not available lge
Subjects:
Family Law
Contents:
Brief history of divorce social policy and law; trends in family law in 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s; criticisms of present divorce law; brief history of mediation in family law and mediation today; themes in the Act; general principles; divorce information; initiating the divorce process; statement of marriage breakdown; certificate as to marriage services, reconciliation and/or mediation; period of reflection and consideration; divorce and separation orders; the parties' agreements for the future; orders preventing divorce; resolutions of dispute; mediation; legal aid and mediation; financial provision; pension splitting; amendments to Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973; miscellaneous; practical impact on professional practices; future relationship of mediation and law.