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Family Law and Practice

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Frances BurtonSenior Lecturer in Law, London Guildhall University

ISBN13: 9781874241911
ISBN: 1874241910
Published: February 1997
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book provides useful narrative of Family Law and Practice for the LPC in convenient sections: the divorce process,including professional attitudes and law and procedure; children, including handling child related issues on marriage breakdown; financial relief on marriage breakdown; matrimonial jurisdiction; and the home and contents - occupation and ownership on marriage breakdown. The break up of cohabitational relationships is also touched upon and guidance provided as to the possible complications where family breakdown may involve the public law provisions of the Children Act 1989. This book includes an introduction to the Family Law Act 1996 where appropriate to the LPC.

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Part 1 Divorce law: the ground for divorce; practical considerations; drafting; divorce procedure.
Part 2 The Children Act 1989.
Part 3 Ancillary relief - the basic law: the matrimonial home; preventing evasion of liability or enforcement of orders; variation; ancillary relief procedure; taxation; welfare benefits.
Part 4 Financial provision without a decree of divorce, nullity or judicial separation.
Part 5 Practical issues in relation to the home: the home and contents outside divorce proceedings.
Part 6 Domestic violence - remedies for the married and unmarried client.
Part 7 The Unmarried family. Appendices: 1 - the Solicitors Family Law Association - introduction and code of practice; 2 - petition - printed form and notes for guidance; 3 - draft answer; 4 -instructions to counsel; 5 - affidavits of means; 6 - consent orders.