Bromley's Family Law provides an accurate, detailed account of family law. The text presents a broad treatment of the key issues relating to adult and child law. This new edition has been edited and updated to take account of the latest case law and legislation, while also reflecting new debates and emerging issues in the area. Particular attention is also paid to the increasingly significant international dimension of family law, with a new chapter on this area. This edition has been updated to provide up-to-date coverage on cohabitation, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and Children and Families Act 2014. It also examines the proposals of the Family Justice Review. It considers in detail the Law Commission proposals for reform of the law on cohabitation, marital property agreements and needs, and non-matrimonial property on divorce.
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. Formation of Marriage and Civil Partnership
- 3. Determining the Validity of a Marriage or Civil Partnership
- 4. The Personal and Property Consequences of Marriage and Civil Partnership
- 5. The Family Home
- 6. Domestic Violence and Abuse
- 7. Divorce and Dissolution
- 8. Parents and Guardians
- 9. The Legal Position of Children
- 10. What is Parental Responsibility?
- 11. Who Has Parental Responsibility?
- 12. The Welfare Principle
- 13. The Voice of the Child
- 14. The Court’s Powers to Make Orders Under Part II of the Children Act 1989
- 15. Children and Local Authorities
- 16. Children and Local Authorities: Investigation of Child Abuse
- 17. Children and Local Authorities: Care and Supervision Proceedings
- 18. Children and Local Authorities: The Position of Children in Care
- 19. Adoption and Special Guardianship
- 20. The High Court’s Inherent Powers in Respect of Children
- 21. Financial Obligations to Members of the Family
- 22. Financial Remedies on Divorce, Dissolution, Nullity and Separation: The Court’s Powers
- 23. Financial Remedies: Principles and Assessment
- 24. Cohabitation
- 25. Inheritance and Intestacy
- 26. International Aspects of Child Law