Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

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Oxford University Press, Jul 19, 2019 - Law - 1072 pages
Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources.

The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to stimulate critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice.

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The text is supported by substantial online resources, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter.
 

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Contents

Table of Cases
xxvii
Table of Statutes
xlvii
Table of Statutory Instruments
lxi
Table of International Instruments
lxiii
Abbreviations
lxv
1 Introduction to Family Law
1
2 Family Relationships between Adults
28
Divorce and Separation
121
7 Property and Finances when NONFORMALIZED Relationships End
461
8 Fundamental Principles in the Law Relating to Children
537
9 Becoming a Legal Parent and the Consequences of Legal Parenthood
611
10 Parental Responsibility
682
11 Private Disputes over Children
730
12 Child Protection
825
13 Adoption
916
Bibliography
989

4 Domestic ABUSE
199
5 Financial Provision for Children
290
6 Financial REMEDIES ON DIVORCE
364

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About the author (2019)


Joanna Miles, Reader in Family Law & Policy and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Rob George, Associate Professor of Family Law, University College London, and, and Sonia Harris-Short, Former Professor of Law, University of Birmingham.

Joanna Miles is Reader in Family Law & Policy and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Her research interests within the field include the legal regulation of adult relationships, family property law, and financial remedies on relationship breakdown and death.

Rob George is Associate Professor of Family Law at University College London and a barrister at Harcourt Chambers. His research interests within the field focus on the family justice system and parenting disputes, with a particular specialism in international child law.

Sonia Harris-Short is a former Professor of Law, University of Birmingham and the former Head of CEPLER.

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