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Family Law : Palgrave Law Masters - Kate Standley

Family Law

Palgrave Law Masters

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The New Law Journal said of the first edition: 'What I particularly liked about the book was its clarity ...At the end of each chapter there is a summary which must be a considerable revision aid for students ...This book ...tackles the issues which practitioners have to deal with on a day to day basis.' Family Law provides a clear and comprehensive account of a rapidly developing subject. Besides detailed coverage of statute and case-law, current trends and proposals for reform are included. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated to cover the reform of divorce law and the law of domestic violence made by the Family Law Act 1996. It includes the recent changes in Family Law introduced in the Child Support Act 1995, the Pensions Act 1995 and the Housing Act 1996, as well as the wealth of cases decided under the Children Act 1989. The book's revised structure takes account of the increasing importance of cohabitation.

Preface to the Second Edition
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Abbreviations of Statutes
Abbreviations of Academic Journals
Introductionp. 1
Contracting a valid marriagep. 15
The legal consequences of marriage and cohabitationp. 26
Family propertyp. 35
Family property on deathp. 61
Domestic violence and occupation of the family homep. 71
Development of divorce lawp. 87
Obtaining a divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973p. 97
Divorce: the 'new' lawp. 112
Finance and property on divorcep. 126
Children's rightsp. 163
Parentsp. 174
The Children Act 1989 and wardshipp. 188
Children on family breakdownp. 205
Financial provision and property orders for childrenp. 216
Child abductionp. 229
The public law protection of childrenp. 250
Adoptionp. 279
Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9780333719794
ISBN-10: 0333719794
Series: Palgrave Law Masters
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised