Family Law

2nd Edition

Frances Burton

Published January 29, 2015
Textbook - 526 Pages
ISBN 9780415733571 - CAT# Y160091

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Family Law provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by courses. It explains the basic principles of the law and practice in their social, economic and historic context, enabling the reader to understand the doctrinal and practical impact of current radical changes in family law in response to cultural and other influences. This second edition has been fully updated in the light of on-going changes to the family justice system including:

  • the modernisation of family justice including the new Family Court

  • Atypical formation of the contemporary family: genetic, adoptive, social or through HAR

  • the proposed administrative extra-judicial divorce process

  • financial orders on married and unmarried family relationship breakdown

  • enhanced parental responsibility, ‘Parental Agreements’ and ‘Child Arrangement Orders’

  • the treatment of post separation parenting (and the new DWP child support system)

  • reforms to public child law, including changes to adoption

  • same-sex marriage and the impact on traditional marriage and cohabitation

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