Family Law enables students to develop a clear understanding of the law and an insight into the tensions that surround family life in all its forms. Clearly written and presented, it incorporates chapter summaries and self-test questions to highlight key topics for discussion and reflection.
The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics, and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law. Family Law enables students to develop a clear understanding of the law itself, and an insight into the tensions that surround family life in all its incarnations. The complex personal relations between adults, children and the State, are all fully explored, highlighting the controversial issues which face family lawyers today. Clearly written and presented, Family Law incorporates chapter summaries and self-test questions to highlight key topics for discussion and reflection, and selected reading lists for those wishing to conduct further research. Online Resource Centre Updates Web links
"This 3rd edition is a clear and concise, yet comprehensive exposition of family law. It reviews and explains new approaches to existing law. It raises new issues of, amongst others, forced marriages, the developments in the law of significant harm to children, the continuing impact of human rights and the enforceability of nuptial agreements. It is extremely readable and, although ideal for students studying family law for examinations, it would also be a useful addition to the library of any serious family lawyer." - Rt Hon Baroness Butler-Sloss, GBE
About Mary Welstead
Mary Welstead is Visiting Professor of Law, founder Director of the Centre for Multi-Cultural Studies in Law and the Family at the University of Buckingham, and Visiting Fellow at the Child Advocacy Program Harvard University. Susan Edwards is Professor of Law, Dean of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Multi-Cultural Studies in Law and the Family, at the University of Buckingham. Barrister and Door Tenant, Clarendon Chambers, London and MEWI.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to family law; 2. State intervention in personal relationships; 3. Nullity and its consequences; 4. Acquisition and protection of rights in the family home; 5. Domestic violence; 6. Ending relationships; 7. Financial consequences of relationships; 8. Death and its consequences; 9. Parents and family: rights and responsibilities; 10. From clean break to open adoption; 11. Adolescent rights: autonomy and participation; 12. Children's welfare and private disputes; 13. In the child's best interests: the jurisdiction of wardship; 14. Child protection: the public law procedure; 15. Protecting children from 'significant harm': constructing the law; 16. Financial provision for children
Family Law by Mary Welstead
Core Texts Series
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