ISBN : 9780198749653
Written by a team of highly experienced teachers of family law, this innovative new textbook is a contextual, critical, and highly engaging guide to the subject.
Each expert author has crafted a superbly clear guide to their particular area of expertise, which is structured around the key debates central to that topic. These debates are explored and discussed throughout the chapter, and students are thereby introduced to an enlightening range of perspectives on the key issues.
The social, economic, and political backdrop to each topic is also extensively discussed, to ensure that students' understanding is grounded in this essential context.
Family Law is a fresh, modern, and unique guide to this dynamic subject.
1 Ruth Lamont: Family life and the law; 2 Andrew Hayward: Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation; 3 Edwina Higgins & Kathryn Newton: Seeking a divorce; 4 Polly Morgan: Property division on divorce; 5 Warren Barr: Property division on the breakdown of non-marital relationships; 6 Lara Walker: Child support; 7 Anna Carline & Roxanna Dehaghani: Domestic violence and abuse; 8 Kirsty Horsey: Legal parenthood and parental responsibility; 9 Annika Newnham: Private child law; 10 Dianne Scullion: The medical treatment of children; 11 Penelope Russell: Public law protection; 12 Julie Doughty: Adoption; 13 Helen Stalford & Seamus Byrne: Human rights, children's rights, and the family; 14 Ruth Lamont: International family law; 15 Patrick Nicholls: Family law in practice