Ideas and Debates in Family Law
By Rob George
Ideas and Debates in Family Law is written for students of family law, at the undergraduate level and beyond, who are looking for less orthodox ideas about UK family law. The book is divided into three sections, with the first section looking at various themes in UK family law and addressing: the challenges facing the family justice system, the inter-relationship between rights and responsibilities, and the increasing internationalization of the law regulating families. The second section is focused on adult relationships. It suggests new ways for the law to allocate legal consequences for families, and it asks whether the 'contractualization' marriage will open up the possibility of all the marriage 'terms' being negotiable by the parties. Additionally, it explores the value of 'fairness' in family finances. The third section is about children. It starts with a defense of the welfare principle, suggesting that some criticism of the paramountcy approach may be based on a parody of the law, and then it addresses the importance of keeping parental responsibility and practical parenting connected to one another. Useful as a teaching tool by itself or alongside a textbook, Ideas and Debates in Family Law offers new and thought-provoking perspectives on UK family law issues.
Publication Date: 8/8/2012