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1st Edition

Beginning Family Law

ISBN 9781138778610
Published January 15, 2015 by Routledge
164 Pages

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Book Description

Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Family Law is all about, Beginning Family Law is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your Family Law module with confidence.

Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary carefully clarified, Jonathan Herring breaks the subject of family law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence.

Beginning Family Law is an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.

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Table of Contents

1.  An Introduction To Family Law  2.  Marriage and Civil Partnership  3.  Informal Families  4.  Divorce  5. Domestic Abuse  6.  Financial Orders on Separation  7.  Parenthood and Parental Responsibilities  8.  Disputes Over Children  9.  Child Abuse  10.  Adoption

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Professor Jonathan Herring is a Tutor and Fellow in Law at Exter College, Oxford. His research interests lie in criminal law, family law and medical law and he is the author of a number of best-selling textbooks across these areas.

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