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The Family, Law and Society: Cases and Materials 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780199204243
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406985871
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £54.99

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The Family Law & Society: Cases & Materials is an invaluable resource for students. Produced by an esteemed author team it provides a wealth of carefully selected materials offering an overview of the social, economic, and political trends which have come to shape contemporary family life. The materials are linked by the authors through detailed commentary, opening up the complex legal issues for discussion and offering academic and judicial viewpoints.

  • Written by an eminent author team, including two senior members of the judiciary and two experienced academics, provides students with a unique insight into how the law works in practice, and how it is likely to develop in the future, from both judicial and academic viewpoints
  • Focusing on the major issues of principle and policy, students are encouraged to consider the complex issues that surround family life and the controversial issues which face family lawyers today
  • A wealth of carefully selected materials introduces students to the legal developments and social and economic trends that have come to shape contemporary family life, helping to put the law into context
  • Students are given the opportunity to reflect upon their reading, through questions for discussion which are interspersed throughout the text
New to this edition

  • Fully revised to include the significant developments in family law and policy since the fifth edition, including the Adoption and Children Act 2002, the Civil Partnership Act 2004, Gender Recognition Act 2004, and landmark cases such as Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane, Re G (Residence: Same Sex Partner), Stack v Dowden, Wilkinson v Kitzinger.
  • The text is clearly presented in a new design allowing the extracted materials to be easily distinguished from the author commentary.

Family Law, Law and Society
1. The family and the law
2. Relationship recognition: marriage and civil partnership
3. Making ends meet: family resources and state support
4. Divorce and the dissolution of civil partnership
5. Financial provision on divorce
6. Financial provision for separating cohabitants
7. Dangerous families
8. Parents, children and family life
9. Becoming a parent
10. When parents part
11. Social services for children and families
12. The 'permancy principle': who are my family?