Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liii
  2. Introduction

    1. Kate Standley
      Pages 1-11
  3. Marriage and Cohabitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Kate Standley
      Pages 15-25
  4. Family Property

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Kate Standley
      Pages 35-60
    3. Kate Standley
      Pages 61-70
  5. Divorce and its Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Kate Standley
      Pages 87-96
    3. Kate Standley
      Pages 112-125
    4. Kate Standley
      Pages 126-160
  6. Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Kate Standley
      Pages 163-173
    3. Kate Standley
      Pages 174-187
    4. Kate Standley
      Pages 188-204
    5. Kate Standley
      Pages 205-215

About this book


Ideal for:
Law Degrees
Legal Practice and ILEX Courses
Social Worker and Magistrate Training
A-Level Law

Family Law provides a clear and comprehensive account of a rapidly developing subject. Besides detailed coverage of statute and case-law, current trends and proposals for reform are included.

The second edition has been extensively revised and updated to cover the reform of divorce law and the law of domestic violence made by the Family Law Act 1996. It includes the recent changes in Family Law introduced in the Child Support Act 1995, the Pensions Act 1995 and the Housing Act 1996, as well as the wealth of cases decided under the Children Act 1989. The book's revised structure takes account of the increasing importance of cohabitation.

The New Law Journal said of the first edition:
"What I particularly liked about the book was its clarity ... At the end of each chapter there is a summary which must be a considerable revision aid for students ... This book ... tackles the issues which practitioners have to deal with on a day to day basis. "

Kate Standley is a lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, where she teaches Family Law.



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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of EssexUK

About the authors

KATE STANDLEY is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, where she teaches Family Law.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Family Law
  • Authors Kate Standley
  • Series Title Macmillan Law Masters
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kate Standley 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-71979-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14655-0
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages LIII, 309
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Civil Law
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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