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Family Law

2nd Edition

By Frances Burton

Routledge – 2015 – 500 pages

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Description

Family Law provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by undergraduate and CPE/GDL courses. It explains the basic principles of the law in their social and economic context and includes enough detail of the contemporary infrastructure to assist the reader in understanding the present radical changes in family justice which are now responding to cultural and other influences. This second edition has been fully updated in the light of on-going changes to the family justice system including:

  • the modernisation of Family litigation
  • the new administrative extra-judicial divorce process
  • financial orders on family relationship breakdown (both married and unmarried and also the new private ordering in child support)
  • enhanced parental responsibility
  • the treatment of post separation parenting
  • the new Family Court
  • reforms to public child law
  • same sex marriage and the impact on traditional marriage and cohabitation
  • changes to adoption.

Contents

1.Introduction: What is Contemporary Family Law? 2.Marriage 3.Nullity. 4.Divorce: The Theoretical Background 5. Divorce: The Contemporary Process 6.Divorce: Marital Agreements, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Family Arbitration 7.Ancillary Relief 8.Civil Partnership 9.Cohabitation 10.Financial Support Without Decree Provision for the Family Outside the Mainstream Statutory Channels 11.Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage 12.The Children Act 1989 13.Parentage and Parental Responsibility Through Human-Assisted Reproduction and DNA Testing 14.Children’s Rights, Autonomy and Medical Treatment 15.The Child’s Welfare 16.Section 8 Orders 17.Making Contact Orders Work 18.International Abduction and Relocation 19.Child Protection: Wardship, the Inherent Jurisdiction and the Children Acts in Public and Private Law 20.Care, Supervision and Protection Orders 21.Financial Provision for Children 22.Adoption

Name: Family Law: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Frances Burton. Family Law provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by undergraduate and CPE/GDL courses. It explains the basic principles of the law in their social and economic context and includes enough detail of the contemporary infrastructure...
Categories: Family, Child & Social Welfare Law, English Law