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Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan Herring

February 2014

ISBN: 9780199668526

136 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £7.99

What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Herring provides an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It also looks at the future to consider what families will look like in the years ahead, and what new dilemmas the courts may face.

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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Herring provides an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It also looks at the future to consider what families will look like in the years ahead, and what new dilemmas the courts may face.

  • Provides a clear and accessible introduction to family law
  • Explains the legal principles which underpin the law
  • Explores the changing nature of family law and future issues the courts will deal with
  • Focusses on international examples, including the UK and USA
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, University of Oxford

Jonathan Herring is a Fellow in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He specialises in family law (alongside medical law and criminal law). He has written several books including Family Law (5th ed Pearson, 2011) which is used in most universities in the UK. He has also written a large number of academic books including Family Law and Human Rights (Hart , 2010) (with Shazia Choudhry) and Older People in Law and Society (OUP, 2009).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation
    2:Domestic violence
    3:Divorce
    4:Parents and children
    5:Children's rights
    6:Child abuse
    7:Alimony and financial law
    8:Where next for family law?
    Further reading

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