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Family Law

2nd Edition

By Frances Burton

Routledge – 2015 – 568 pages

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Description

Family Law by Burton supplements the explanation and discussion of the substantive law with practical insights and current debates in a very accessible manner.

Ruth Gaffney-Rhys, University of South Wales

Family Law by Frances Burton, is the sort of general overview text which I have been seeking for several years. It provides clear examples and accessible language explanations for students with limited or no prior exposure to law texts. The text covers all the important topics and will serve as a base for a sound working knowledge of relevant law for a variety of professionals working with children and families.

Patrick Meehan, Canterbury Christ Church University

I am a great supporter of this book … it is student friendly…contains good explanations of the law and good use of cases and is well-presented.

Jeanette Porteous, University of Lincoln

I really like the inclusion of the practitioner and procedural elements in this book. …I have found that students find this particularly useful and interesting and it often aids their understanding of a topic. …These ‘added extras’ give this text something over and above other Family Law textbooks and they add a different, rather unique, element.

Jennifer Sands, University of Leeds

Family Law provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by courses. It explains the basic principles of the law and practice in their social, economic and historic context, enabling the reader to understand the doctrinal and practical impact of current radical changes in family law in response 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 justice including the new Family Court

  • Atypical formation of the contemporary family: genetic, adoptive, social or through HAR

  • the proposed administrative extra-judicial divorce process

  • financial orders on married and unmarried family relationship breakdown

  • enhanced parental responsibility, ‘Parental Agreements’ and ‘Child Arrangement Orders’

  • the treatment of post separation parenting (and the new DWP child support system)

  • reforms to public child law, including changes to adoption

  • same-sex marriage and the impact on traditional marriage and cohabitation

Reviews

Family Law by Burton supplements the explanation and discussion of the substantive law with practical insights and current debates in a very accessible manner. Ruth Gaffney-Rhys, University of South Wales

Family Law by Frances Burton, is the sort of general overview text which I have been seeking for several years. It provides clear examples and accessible language explanations for students with limited or no prior exposure to law texts. The text covers all the important topics and will serve as a base for a sound working knowledge of relevant law for a variety of professionals working with children and families. Patrick Meehan, Canterbury Christ Church University

I am a great supporter of this book … it is student friendly…contains good explanations of the law and good use of cases and is well-presented. Jeanette Porteous, University of Lincoln

I really like the inclusion of the practitioner and procedural elements in this book. …I have found that students find this particularly useful and interesting and it often aids their understanding of a topic. …These ‘added extras’ give this text something over and above other Family Law textbooks and they add a different, rather unique, element. Jennifer Sands, University of Leeds

Contents

1. Introduction: What is Contemporary Family Law? 2. Marriage 3. Nullity 4. Divorce: The Theoretical Background 5. Divorce: The Contemporary Process 6. Divorce: Non-court Dispute Resolution 7. Financial provision on divorce or dissolution 8. Civil Partnership 9. Cohabitation 10. Financial Support Without Decree 11. Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage 12. The Children Act 1989 13. Parentage, PR and HAR 14. Children’s Rights, Autonomy and Medical Treatment 15. The Child’s Welfare 16. Section 8 and the CAO 17. Making Contact Work 18. International Child Abduction and Relocation 19. Child protection: Wardship, the Inherent Jurisdiction and the CA1989 20. Care, Supervision and Protection Orders 21. Financial Provision for Children 22. Adoption

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Description: By Frances Burton. Family Law by Burton supplements the explanation and discussion of the substantive law with practical insights and current debates in a very accessible manner. Ruth Gaffney-Rhys, University of South Wales Family Law by Frances Burton, is the sort of...
Categories: Family, Child & Social Welfare Law, English Law