Cretney's Family Law

Cretney's Family Law

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* Cuts through the black letter law to provide students with guidance on all the major themes and principles of family law * Covers both formal and informal relationships * Sets issues in their social and historical context showing students how the law has developed and ensuring they have an understanding of the socio-legal side * The structure of the text mirrors a generic modular format making it easier for students to use * The text is supported by cases, references and explanatory narrative * Paragraph numbered to ease navigation and references * Covers the wide-ranging changes made by the Civil Partnership Act 2004 * Includes all other key legislative developments including those resulting from the Gender Recognition Act 2004, Domestic Violence, Crimes and Victims Act 2004, and The Children Act 2004 * Includes coverage of all significant case developments including Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza, Miller v Miller, McFarlane v McFarlane, Oxley v Hiscock, Cox v Jones, Churchill v Roach and Gully v Dixshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 22mm | 721.22g
  • Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0421931000
  • 9780421931008
  • 1,928,582

Table of contents

Introduction - The family and the law. Part 1: Formal relationships - entry and exit. Formation of marriage and civil partnership. Annulling a marriage or civil partnership. Exits: divorce and dissolution. Part 2: Families - formal and informal. Ownership of family assets. Protection from violence and harassment. Family maintenance. Dealing with assets on relationship breakdown. Rights on death. Part 3: children, the family and the law. Legal parentage. Parental responsibility and children's rights. The court's 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. Adoptionshow more