Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. Family Law enables students ...
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. Family Law
enables students to develop a clear understanding of the law, providing an insight into the tensions that surround family life in all its forms. The complex personal relations between adults, their children, and the State are all fully explored, and the controversial issues that face family lawyers today are highlighted. This fourth edition has been fully edited and updated, as well as partly rewritten, to provide a reliable and critical overview suitable for all family law courses. Clearly written and presented, the book incorporates chapter summaries and self-test questions that alert the reader to key topics for discussion and reflection. Selected reading lists at the end of each chapter encourage further research and help in essay preparation. In this edition, the book, for the first time: includes discussion of the proposed law to permit same-sex marriage and the debates surrounding this topic; takes account of the proposals of the Family Justice Review and the reform of Legal Aid; features discussion of the recommendations from the Munro Review of Child Protection; includes updated discussion of forced marriage, re-evaluating the impact of the Forced Marriage Act 2007; takes account of the growing involvement of the European Court of Human Rights in family law disputes; and features an improved text design and layout to ensure accessibility.Less