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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Compromise in Family Law: Law and Practice

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ISBN13: 9781784731366
To be Published: December 2016
Publisher: Family Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00

The book provides the busy practitioner with a comprehensive guide, bringing together in one place the myriad rules relating to how settlements are reached, approved, and re-opened in all types of family law cases. The main focus is on financial remedies cases, dealing with the status of agreements, converting those agreements into court orders, and the grounds and procedure on setting aside those orders. In addition this book addresses compromise agreements in cases concerning children, including private law children, care, adoption and surrogacy, as well as in family injunction cases.

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Family Law
Part 1: General

Part 2: Compromise in particular family law disputes
Agreements relating to divorce and civil partnership proceedings
Agreements relating to children
Agreements in other family law disputes

Part 3: Financial remedies
Formation of compromise
Nuptial agreements and compromises not yet approved by the court
Compromises approved by the court
The terms of the compromise: structure & drafting
The terms of the compromise: content
The terms of the compromise: construction
Child maintenance agreements
Agreements in Schedule 1 cases
Variation of compromise
Compromise and alternative dispute resolution

Part 4: Family property disputes
Formation of compromise

Part 5: Impeachment of compromise
Grounds for reopening a compromise
Procedure for reopening a compromise