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Family LawText, Cases, and Materials

Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn)

Rob George, Sharon Thompson, and Joanna Miles
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date: 25 April 2024

p. 302. Family Relationships Between Adultslocked

p. 302. Family Relationships Between Adultslocked

  • Rob George,
  • Sharon Thompson
  •  and Joanna Miles


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter first considers demographic data on family relationships in England and Wales, and then examines the treatment of ‘trans’ people in this area of family law; and the history of legal recognition of intimate relationships between parties of the same gender, culminating in the introduction of same-sex marriage and mixed-sex civil partnership. This is then followed by discussions of status-based relationships (marriage and civil partnership); creating a valid marriage or civil partnership; grounds on which a marriage or civil partnership is void; grounds on which a marriage or civil partnership is voidable; and non-formalized relationships (cohabitants and other ‘family’).

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