LA3019 Family law
- Marriage and divorce. Requirements of a valid marriage: form and capacity. Nullity. Divorce. Judicialseparation.
- Domestic violence. Remedies for molestation and orders relating to occupation of the matrimonial home.
- Financial provision. The powers of the superior courts concerning financial provision for spouses and children, during marriage and on divorce. Types of order available and their duration and variation. Matrimonial proceedings in the magistrates' courts...
- The law relating to children. Parent and child; proof of parentage, legal aspects of developments in artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation and surrogacy; children's rights; children born within and outside marriage; orders under s.8 of the Children Act 1989. Adoption; the powers of the local authority under the Children Act 1989; the inherent jurisdiction.
Students are permitted to bring into the examination room the following specified document: either one copy of Blackstone's Family Law Statutes (OUP) or one copy of Core Statutes on Family Law (Palgrave Macmillan).