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

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

p. 1303. Ending Relationships: Divorce, Dissolution, and Separationlocked

p. 1303. Ending Relationships: Divorce, Dissolution, and Separationlocked

  • 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 discusses the law on divorce, dissolution, and separation. It covers divorces in England and Wales; the nature, function, and limits of divorce law; a brief history of divorce law to 1969; divorce law as it was before 2022; the defects of the former law and its reform; the present law of divorce and judicial separation under the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020; and evaluation of the current law.

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