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Dividing the Assets on Family Breakdown

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ISBN13: 9780853085294
ISBN: 0853085293
Published: October 1998
Publisher: Family Law LexisNexis
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Containing the proceedings of a conference arranged by the Society of Public Teachers of Law in early 1998, this text explores the strengths, weaknesses and future of financial provision in the event of family breakdown. The principles of the English system of ancilliary relief are compared with their Australian and German counterparts, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches and indicating the likely nature of reform. The treatment of unmarried couples is also presented from the US viewpoint and there is a contribution on the problems of pension-splitting.

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The English system of ancillary relief; assets distribution on breakdown of marriage in Australia; dividing the assets on family breakdown - the German civil code; strengths and weaknesses of the law on pension splitting in the UK; dividing the assets on breakdown of relationships outside marriage - challenges for reformers.