No Fault or Flaw

No Fault or Flaw : The Future of the Family Law Act, 1996

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Following the announcement by the Lord Chancellor that Part II of the Family Law Act 1996 is to be postponed, leading figures from all disciplines involved in the divorce process consider the future in these proceedings of The President's Interdisciplinary Family Law Conference 1999. The 26 contributors include leading family law practitioners and academics, social workers, adult and child mental health professionals, family therapists, mediators and the judiciary. They make their recommendations on what changes to the law are now needed, the role of the various disciplines in the process and ways in which children can be more closely involved in decisions which will affect their lives, particularly in the light of the forthcoming implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998.
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  • Paperback | 163 pages
  • 210 x 297mm
  • Jordan Publishing
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps, port.
  • 0853086176
  • 9780853086178

Table of contents

Information provision: whither the Family Law Act Part II?, Professor Janet Walker; managing information meetings pilot, Pat Fitzimons; implementation of Part II - lessons learned, William Arnold. Marriage support: supoprting marriage in the theatre of divorce, Dr Christopher Clulow; meeting with a marriage counsellor, Mary Corbett; the Family Law Act - developing marriage support, Penny Mansfield; first plenary session - discussion. Mediation: family mediation - the new profession, Elizabeth Walsh, David Hodson, Thelma Fisher; researching publicly funded mediation, Professor Gwynn Davis; franchising family mediation, Sarah White; second plenary session - discussion. Children's participation: children and the Family Law Act, Professor Martin Richards; the family group conference, Julia Hennessy; children's participation in private law proceedings, Professor Christina Lyon; Part II - children's welfare and wishes, Peter Harris. Mental health services: marital breakdown and its effect on children, Dr Judith Trowell et al; disturbed adults who happen to be parents, Drs Judith Freedman and Ann Zachary; divorce - impact of parental factors on children, Drs Danya Glaser and Claire Sturge. Legal services: family law practice - the future, Maggie Rae; Part II - the impetus for change, Ian Hamilton; whos divorce is it anyway?, Peggy Ray. The judiciary: part II - implications for the court, His Honour Judge Hamilton; the role of the district judge under Part II, the Senior District Judge, Gerald Angel. National support structure: the case for the Family Justice Consultative Council, The Rt Hon Lord Justice Thorpe; Part II - how do we make it work, His Honour Judge Hedley; the Family and Children Business Committee?, District Judge Martin Royall. Additional paper: the way forward, The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hale DBE.
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