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Understanding Family Law
Understanding Family Law
ISBN:  9780421901704
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Oct 2007
Format:  Paperback
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This essential guide enables readers to easily and quickly grasp the essential themes and issues surrounding family law. As part of the Understanding Law Series, the work:
  • Provides students with a concise yet intellectually challenging overview of family law
  • Approaches the subject from an historical, comparative, philosophical and ethical perspective that gives readers a good rounded and critical knowledge on which to build
  • Examines the concept of rights, responsibilities, welfare, protection, consent and parentage
  • Covers a huge range of issues such as reproduction, gay marriage, children’s rights, violence and abuse, equality issues, father’s concerns, the elderly, freedom and consent, and the impact on the medically assisted
  • Looks at the current legal system and the different methods for reaching a resolution including mediation and other forms of ADR
  • Examines the impact of cultural pluralism, and the importance of feminism, religion and secularism
  • Considers the role social services, paediatrics and the police play
  • Covers all key legislation and case law, including the ECHR and the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child
CONTENTS
  • Marriage and other relationships
  • Domestic violence
  • Divorce and its economic consequences
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Parental responsibility
  • Child abuse
  • Adoption
 
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