Bromley’s Family Law has an enduring reputation as the definitive text on the subject. Its hallmark qualities of clarity, authority, comprehensiveness and readability have been relied upon by generations of readers. The text presents a broad treatment of the key issues relating to adult and child law. Each chapter provides an up-to-date critical discussion of the current legislative and case law position (including European Court of Human Rights’ decisions), proposals for reform and issues of current concern. Particular attention is also paid to the increasingly significant international dimension of family law, with a new chapter on this area covering the 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and reflecting the UK’s departure from the EU. This edition has been updated to provide up-to-date coverage on heterosexual civil partnerships, religious marriage (non)-recognition, the 2020 Domestic Abuse Bill, forced marriage protection orders, female genital mutilation protection orders, stalking protection orders, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, online divorce, transgender parenthood, surrogacy, parental orders, child arrangement orders, radicalisation, and voluminous case law across all topics.
Keywords:family law, adult law, child law, international dimension, cohabitation, Family Justice Review, Law Commission, marital property agreements, non-matrimonial property, divorce
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- 1. Introduction
- 2. Forming Intimate Enduring Adult Relationships
- 3. The Personal and Property Consequences of Marriage, Civil Partnership and Cohabitation
- 4. The Family Home
- 5. Protection from Domestic Abuse
- 6. Divorce and Dissolution
- 7. Child Support
- 8. Financial Remedies: The Court’s Powers
- 9. Financial Remedies: Principles and Assessment
- 10. The Legal Position of Children
- 11. Parents and Guardians
- 12. What is Parental Responsibility?
- 13. Who has Parental Responsibility?
- 14. The Welfare Principle
- 15. Children’s Participation in Family Proceedings
- 16. Private Law Proceedings Concerning Children
- 17. Public Law Proceedings Concerning Children
- 18. Care and Supervision
- 19. Adoption and Special Guardianship
- 20. The High Court’s Inherent Powers in Respect of Children
- 21. The 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children
- 22. International Parental Child Abduction