Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 20, 2014

byJonathan Herring

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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? Family Law: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It examines how laws have had to respond to social changes in family life, from rapidlyrising divorce rates to surrogate mothers, and gives insight into family courts which are required to deal with the chaos of family life and often struggle to keep up-to-date with the social and scientific changes which affect it. It also looks to the future: what will families look like in theyears ahead? What new dilemmas will the courts face?ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? Family Law: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It examines how laws have had to respond to social changes in family life, from rapidlyrising divorce rates to surrogate mothers, ...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:February 20, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668523

ISBN - 13:9780199668526

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An interesting introduction to family law I bought this book. I felt it gave a good concise introduction to family law is easy to read and relatively inexpensive. Those with a cursory knowledge of family law would greatly benefit from. Buy it.
Date published: 2016-11-14

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation2. Domestic violence3. Divorce4. Parents and children5. Children's rights6. Child abuse7. Alimony and financial law8. Where next for family law?Further reading