Q and A: Family Law 2007-2008

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-05-31
  • Publisher: Blackstone Press
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The ideal revision aid, QandA Family Law gives students the opportunity to practise their exam techniques and evaluate and assess their progress. The book is divided into chapters covering each major topic on undergraduate law courses, and contains around fifty questions and answers designedto test even the best prepared student. Each chapter contains an introduction focusing on important legal aspects. Diagrams, flowcharts, and a table are used to clarify issues, aid decision-making and illustrate processes and procedures. After every question there is a commentary highlighting keypoints, followed by bullet-pointed answer plans, and finally a model answer. The book ends with a chapter entitled 'Putting it all together' containing a selection of questions each covering several different areas of family law, which will provide the perfect dry run at an examination.The book opens with an introductory chapter providing guidance on study, coursework, and examination skills. Throughout the book, the authors discuss the most effective techniques for writing examination answers and tackling legal problems, showing exactly what the examiners are looking for. Thissixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover recent developments in such areas as the work-life balance, equality, civil partnership, the recognition of cohabitation, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, child support, the Adoption and Children Act 2006, and the representation ofchildren.QandA Family Law is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre providing annotated web links and a glossary of terms from the Dictionary of Law.

Author Biography

Chris Barton is a Vice-President of the Family Mediators Association and holds an Honorary Chair in Family Law at Staffordshire University. Amongst his other books and publications are Law and Parenthood (with Professor Gillian Douglas) (OUP, 1995) and Cohabitation Contracts (Dartmouth, 1985).
Mary Hibbs is a former solicitor and Honorary Visiting Fellow in Law at Staffordshire University Penny Booth is a Reader in Law at Staffordshire University, and was previously Senior Lecturer in Law at Sunderland University. Ms Booth holds an LLM and has written a number of articles in the field of Family Law.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Table of Casesp. xi
Table of Statutesp. xix
Table of Statutory Instrumentsp. xxvii
Introduction: technique for exams and courseworkp. 1
Family law: cohabitation, weddings and marriagep. 10
Nullityp. 25
Divorce and judicial separationp. 37
Domestic violencep. 58
Children: general principles, status and wardshipp. 76
Assisted reproductionp. 97
Adoptionp. 107
Children: private orderingp. 117
Children and the local authorityp. 138
International child abductionp. 157
Property rightsp. 167
Ancillary financial relief for adults: the courtsp. 183
Child support: the state and the courtp. 198
Domestic partnership contractsp. 208
Putting it all togetherp. 216
Indexp. 241
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