ISBN : 9780198787716
Family Law takes a practical approach to family law and procedure, supporting students with a range of learning features such as self-test questions, chapter summaries, and diagrams. Case studies and examples are included throughout to show the practical applications of the law and are accompanied by worked sample documents.
Part 1. Introduction; 1 Family law practice and the first interview; 2 Funding; 3 Alternative dispute resolution in family law; 4 The Single Family Court; Part 2. Relationship Breakdown; 5 Separation and nullity; 6 Divorce; 7 Defences to divorce and dissolution; 8 Jurisdiction; 9 Procedure for a matrimonial order; 10 Civil Partnership Act 2004; Part 3. Money and Property; 11 Financial orders following divorce or dissolution; 12 Financial orders; 13 Pre-marital arrangements; 14 Procedure for financial orders; 15 Variation, collection, and enforcement of financial orders; 16 Protecting assets and the family home in financial order proceedings; 17 Separation and maintenance agreements; 18 Child support; 19 Pensions in financial proceedings; 20 Taxation in family law; 21 Welfare benefits; Part 4. Cohabitation; 22 Cohabitation; 23 Cohabitation and finance; Part 5. Children; 24 Introduction to the Children Act 1989; 25 Parental responsibility; 26 Private children law; 27 Private children law procedure; 28 Child abduction; 29 Children in local authority care; 30 Emergency protection of children; 31 Public children procedure; 32 Child Protection Conferences; Part 6. Domestic Abuse; 33 Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: non-molestation orders; 34 Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: occupation orders; 35 Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: emergency protection and enforcement; 36 Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: procedure; 37 Protection from harassment