FAMILY LAW: THE ESSENTIALS, Third Edition, provides a concise, accurate introduction to key legal concepts and practical paralegal skills, along with excerpts from real-world cases, forms and checklists you can apply on the job, and tips and techniques for professional success. The Third Edition includes new and updated material on current trends and topics in this dynamic field, including legal ethics, technology, domestic violence, fertility and reproductive science, stem cell research, adoption, domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, and changing definitions of family. Supported by a full range of available learning supplements, this trusted guide is an ideal resource for formal courses or self-study, and a reliable reference for practicing paralegals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This newly redesigned edition of Family Law: The Essentials, 2E, provides accurate, concise coverage of family law with an emphasis on practical paralegal skills and technique. The text presents all the standard topics that must be covered in a family law course, but does so in a briefer format than the comprehensive Family Law by the same author. It is ideal for use in shorter courses or for courses that supplement a text with state-specific material.
This insightful and succinct text provides a summary and analysis of family law. The book looks at familial relations from the creation of intimate relations to family breakup and the reorganization of relationships. Child protection, spousal abuse, custody and access, divorce, distribution of family property, and financial support are covered.
The Right Honourable Lady Justice Jill Black DBE,Jane Bridge,Tina Bond,Liam Gribbin,Madeleine Reardon
Author: The Right Honourable Lady Justice Jill Black DBE,Jane Bridge,Tina Bond,Liam Gribbin,Madeleine Reardon
Publisher: OUP Oxford
A Practical Approach to Family Law provides a clear picture of the law and practice relating to family proceedings in family proceedings courts, county courts, and the High Court. Its breadth of coverage and accessible style has made it an essential resource for students and practitioners alike. The ninth edition has been completely updated to take full account of recent developments, including the many significant changes brought about by the Family Procedure Rules 2010. The book also covers The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007; changes to the Children Act, including enforcement of orders and risk assessment; new Practice Directions on domestic violence, media in court and McKenzie friends guidance; changes to ancillary relief since Miller and McFarlane; new material on pre-nuptial agreements; the replacement of the Child Support Agency; and changes to Legal Aid. Very much a practical guide, the book makes extensive use of examples and key documents to assist the busy practitioner and student. With additional advice on library, information, and professional development resources, A Practical Approach to Family Law provides real assistance in dealing with this dynamic area of law. The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promotes clarity and ease of understanding.
If you're serious about exam success, it's time to Concentrate! Family Law Concentrate is the essential study and revision guide for law students looking for extra marks. The clear, succinct coverage enables you to quickly grasp the fundamental principles of this area of law and helps you to succeed in exams. This guide has been rigorously reviewed and is endorsed by students and lecturers for level of coverage, accuracy, and exam advice. Packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more, Family Law Concentrate is also supported by extensive online resources to take your learning further (www.oup.com/lawrevision/): - Pinpoint which areas you need to concentrate on with the diagnostic test - Test your knowledge with the multiple-choice questions and receive feedback on your answers - Improve your essay skills using the outline answers for guidance on what to include and how to structure your answer - Revise the facts and principles of key cases using the interactive flashcards - Check that you have covered the main points of a topic using the key facts checklists - Achieve better marks following the advice on revision and exam technique by experienced examiner Nigel Foster
This book provides a stimulating, carefully planned introduction to the key issues and debates within family law from some of the leading authorities within their field. It is designed both as a self standing book focusing on the key issues in the subject, and as a supplement to more detailed textbooks on the subject. It is essential reading for anybody studying or practising in the field of family law. Each chapter is concerned with one of the main areas of family law (such as adoption, domestic violence, marrriage and divorce), and covers a range of themes, including the public/private divide, balancing the interests of family members, moral values and family law, cost and the legal system, and the enforcement of family law. The book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the debates on family law, and the difficult social and political issues which these have raised.
Designed for use as a study aid in basic and advanced family law courses, this brief paperback provides the topical coverage of the major casebooks, and includes lucid explanations of basic concepts and reader-friendly examples. It distinguishes itself from others by offering conceptually developed text, rather than a skeleton of cases and statutes. the conceptual approach enables students to obtain a clear grasp of the fundamental concepts necessary to gain a mastery of the course materials. the author's clear, almost conversational language walks the student step-by-step through the essential reasoning and analysis intrinsic to family law. With more than 380 examples to illustrate concepts, it explains legal terms, concepts, and the law as it pertains to: marriage and divorce, extended families, spousal support, child custody, reproductive rights, adoption, child abuse and neglect, the welfare system's role relative to children, as well as parents' and children's rights. the facts and impact of the milestone cases are cited and discussed clearly and in context. Examples are clearly delineated in the text and legal terms are highlighted for ease of use.
An overview of Australian family law. The book covers marriage and divorce; matrimonial and de facto property; child support and maintenance under the child support scheme and the Family Law Act; spousal maintenance; the law of children under the Family Law Act; and family violence and mediation.
This practical and accessible guide to family law provides a concise account of the major aspects of law likely to be encountered by the trainee solicitor, together with examples of appropriate procedure and practice.
State, Law, and Family in the United States and Western Europe
Author: Mary Ann Glendon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Mary Ann Glendon offers a comparative and historical analysis of rapid and profound changes in the legal system beginning in the 1960s in England, France, West Germany, Sweden, and the United States, while bringing new and insightful interpretation and critical thought to bear on the explosion of legislation in the last decade. "Glendon is generally acknowledged to be the premier comparative law scholar in the area of family law. This volume, which offers an analytical survey of the changes in family law over the past twenty-five years, will burnish that reputation. Essential reading for anyone interested in evaluating the major changes that occurred in the law of the family. . . . [And] of serious interest to those in the social sciences as well."—James B. Boskey, Law Books in Review "Poses important questions and supplies rich detail."—Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Texas Law Review "An impressive scholarly documentation of the legal changes that comprise the development of a conjugally-centered family system."—Debra Friedman, Contemporary Sociology "She has painted a portrait of the family in which we recognize not only ourselves but also unremembered ideological forefathers. . . . It sends our thoughts out into unexpected adventures."—Inga Markovits, Michigan Law Review
Red Book Plus: Family Court Essential Materials is a reference guide for all family court practitioners and judges, and provides a portable source of essential materials. The Red Book Plus combines authoritative legislation and guidance from The Family Court Practice (Red Book) with an informative and functional selection of practice notes and flow charts from the online service PracticePlus.
Family Law takes a highly practical, student-centred approach to the essential law and procedure at the heart of family law. Providing a comprehensive guide to the subject, Family Law focuses on relationship breakdown, money and property, children, and civil partnership. A concise writing style and manageable chapters ensure focused learning, while chapter summaries and self-test questions help students to consolidate their knowledge and identify areas for further study. Throughout the book case studies and examples are used, demonstrating how family law applies inpractice and helping to prepare students for their future careers. Family Law also features diagrams and flowcharts throughout, helping to improve understanding of complex processes or areas of difficulty. This book is also accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre (www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/sendall2016/) which includes further detail and sample documents to support the case studies in the text; author podcasts; updates to the law post-publication; answers to the self-test questions inthe book; and useful weblinks.For lecturers, there is also a test bank of nearly 100 questions with feedback for use in class-testing and assessments.
Part of a new series that offers a big-picture perspective on Family Law, this brief overview illuminates essential concepts with informal, approachable exposition. Family Law: The Essentials complements any casebook for this subject as it bridges common themes and fills in the gaps in students' understanding of basic concepts. Appropriate for use alongside any Family Law casebook, or supporting seminars on children, gender, or sexuality, Family Law: The Essentials features : an informal writing style that is engaging and concise clear explanations of social and theoretical forces at play for each topic modular chapter organization that may be referenced or taught in any order cross-referencing that draws connections among shared themes from different chapters This succinct new text offers concise, focused coverage of legal concepts and the social and theoretical forces that impact every area of Family Law. Family Law: The Essentials prepares your students to get the most out of their casebook reading assignments. *A Teacher's Manual may be available for this book. Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]
Family Law Handbook takes a practical approach to family law and procedure, supporting students with a range of learning features such as self-test questions, chapter summaries, and diagrams. Case studies and examples are included throughout to show the practical applications of the law and are accompanied by worked sample documents.
The Australian Family Law Teaching Materials 2nd edition supplement provides primary and secondary materials for use, along with the main textbook, in teaching and learning family law, helping students engage with "undigested" material. Such engagement enables students to develop essential skills in the use of primary sources (cases and legislation), and to better assess the authors' view of the material and to form their own.To get the most from this text, read it in conjunction with Australian Family Law 2nd edition, which gives readers a comprehensive review of Australian family law.
Countless books detail the development of Roman law and explain the laws of the ancient Romans. Similarly, many scholars have traced the law of ancient Athens. Written for both students and educated lay readers, the chapters dealing with ancient Greece focus primarily on the law of ancient Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.E. But material relating to other Greek colonies and city states also plays a significant role in the development of ancient Greek law. The Roman law chapters explore both law and legal institutions and emphasize the growth and expansion of legal principles. Roman law still serves as the foundation for the civil laws of many nations today. And given the importance of globalization, Roman law is likely to continue to influence the modern word for the foreseeable future. Each unit begins with a "Background & Beginnings" chapter that establishes the historical context in which law developed and introduces relevant principles of jurisprudence (i.e., legal philosophy). The second chapter in each unit covers procedural aspects of the law, such as court structure, judges, trial procedure, evidence, and legislation. The remaining chapters examine substantive legal topics such as property, contracts, family law, criminal law, and the like. The text also maintains a focus on the connections and influences of social, cultural, economic, philosophical, and political forces as they have affected law and its development. In addition, several sections of the book add another dimension. These sections, entitled "Law in Literature," use works of ancient literature to explore aspects of law as seen through the eyes of poets, dramatists, orators, and historians. In theory, modern readers can learn a great deal about law through literature because literature often lacks the official filter of many traditional legal sources. Of course each individual author brings his own biases about law and the legal system to his writing. But as long as we acknowledge the potential for such bias, these sections have the potential to offer completely different perspectives and insights.
This handbook takes a highly practical approach to law and procedure at the heart of family law. Using a wealth of pedagogical features, and complemented by online resources including podcasts to help consolidate topics, the text focuses on the law relating to relationship breakdown, money and property, children and domestic violence.
Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global perspectives on the policy challenges facing family law and policy round the world. The chapters apply legal, sociological, demographic and social work research to explore the most significant issues that have been commanding the attention of family law policy-makers in recent years. Featuring contributions from a range of renowned global experts, the book draws on multiple jurisdictions and offers comparative analysis across a range of countries. The book addresses a range of issues including: the role of the state in supporting families and protecting the vulnerable children’s rights and parental authority sexual orientation and gender in family law the status of marriage and other forms of adult relationships divorce and separation and their consequences the relationship between civil law and the law of minority groups assisted conception movement of family members between jurisdictions This advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of family law and social policy as well as policy makers in the field.