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Beginning Family Law

By Jonathan Herring

© 2015 – Routledge

164 pages

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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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Beginning the Law

The new Beginning the Law series from Routledge is a collection of pure introductions which help students come to terms with the basic structure, themes and issues of each discipline before they advance with confidence to their core textbook.

Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, each subject is broken 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 the Law will help students to:

  • come to terms with a new (legal) language;
  • get used to independent learning;
  • acclimatise to the higher pace of higher education;
  • apply the ‘big picture’ to narrow areas of the law.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAM004000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
FAM015000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Divorce & Separation
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW038000
LAW / Family Law / General
LAW038010
LAW / Family Law / Children
LAW038020
LAW / Family Law / Divorce & Separation
LAW038030
LAW / Family Law / Marriage