The Law of Family in South Africa

Paperback | August 25, 2010

byAnn Skelton, Marita Carnelly, Robbie Robinson

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The book provides an accessible introduction to the principles of the law of family. Dealing constructively with the inherent change, uncertainty and possibility within this area of law, the text provides the essential material in a comprehensive source and gives attention to linking up all ofthe concepts as a holistic whole. It is designed to reflect the content of an undergraduate LLB course, and it covers thoroughly all the important topics within the subject, including recent key developments and cases.The book includes features to support student learning by inspiring independent, critical and reflective engagement with the subject. The book would also be a useful resource for legal practitioners wishing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field.

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The book provides an accessible introduction to the principles of the law of family. Dealing constructively with the inherent change, uncertainty and possibility within this area of law, the text provides the essential material in a comprehensive source and gives attention to linking up all ofthe concepts as a holistic whole. It is des...

Ann Skelton is Professor in the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria. Marita Carnelly is Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Robbie Robinson is Professor in the Faculty of Law at North-West University. Sonia Human is Professor in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University. Bradley...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.01 inPublished:August 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019598580X

ISBN - 13:9780195985801

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Table of Contents

Part A - Introduction1. Introduction to family lawPart B - Types of unions2. Engagement3. Marriage4. Personal consequences of marriage5. Patrimonial consequences of marriage6. Marriage in community of property7. Marriage out of community of propertyAddendum of comparisons for chapters 6 and 78. Dissolution of marriage9. Personal consequences of divorce10. Patrimonial consequences of divorce11. Civil unions12. Customary marriage13. Religious unions14. Cohabitation and domestic partnershipsPart C - Children15. Parental responsibilities and rights16. The Hague Convention17. Foster care18. Adoption19. Inter-country adoption20. International child abductionPart D - Family law in practice21. Family law in practice - Courts, mediation, maintenance and domestic violence