Cretney and Probert's Family Law

Cretney and Probert's Family Law


By (author) Rebecca Probert

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  • Publisher: SWEET & MAXWELL
  • Format: Paperback | 472 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 247mm x 21mm | 804g
  • Publication date: 24 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847035531
  • ISBN 13: 9781847035530
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 845,048

Product description

Cretney's Family Law covers both contemporary and historical principles of substantive family law, discusses the role of judicial discretion and critically evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Family Law. All of the major elements are broken down into digestible sections that mirror closely the modular course structure and the learning requirements of students.

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Table of contents

Introduction - The Family and the Law; Pt 1: Formal Relationships; Forming a marriage or civil partnership; Nullity; Exits: divorce and dissolution; Pt 2: Families - Formal and Informal; Ownership of family assets; Protection from violence and harassment; Family maintenance; Dealing with assets upon relationship breakdown; Rights on death; Pt 3: Children, The Family and the Law; Legal parentage; Parental responsibility and children's rights; The courts' powers to make orders dealing with children's upbringing: the private law; Court orders dealing with children's upbringing: the state's role; Should the court make an order? The welfare principle; Adoption