The Family Law

Author: Benjamin Law

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781921870354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Now a major SBS television series! Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won't his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a beloved Australian writer. 'A vivid, gorgeously garish, Technicolour portrait of a family. It's impossible not to let oneself go along for the ride and emerge at the book's end enlightened, touched, thrilling with laughter.' --Marieke Hardy 'Benjamin Law manages to be scatagogical, hilarious and heartbreaking all at the same time. Every sentence fizzes like an exploding fireball of energy.' --Alice Pung 'Law is a writer of great wit and warmth who combines apparently artless and effortless comedian's patter with a high level of technical skill.' --Sydney Morning Herald 'An addictive read.' --Courier-Mail 'Very funny...you may find yourself at times almost barking with laughter' --the Monthly 'An engaging read.' --West Weekend Magazine, West Australian 'Wonderful. Everyone should run to their nearest bookshop and buy a copy.' --Defamer 'Simultaneously weird and instantly recognisable, the Laws are an Australian family it's well worth getting to know' --the Enthusiast 'Enjoyable, easy reading ... Law is a considerable talent with a long future ahead of him.' --Literary Minded 'The eccentric, clever and beautifully resonant The Family Law. It's sharply written, brilliantly observed and infused with an authenticity that makes it compelling.' --Saturday Age Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law and Gaysia, and a frequent contributor to the Monthly, frankie and Good Weekend. Benjamin writes for publications, businesses and agencies worldwide, and co-wrote the TV adaptation of The Family Law for SBS and Matchbox Pictures.

Transgender Family Law

A Guide to Effective Advocacy

Author: Edited by Jennifer L. Levi & Elizabeth E. Monnin-Browder

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468554533

Category: Law

Page: 326

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Transgender people have unique needs and vulnerabilities in the family law context. Any family law attorney engaged in representing transgender clients must know the ins and outs of this rapidly developing area of law. Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy is the first book to comprehensively address legal issues facing transgender people in the family law context and provide practitioners the tools to effectively represent transgender clients. The chapters address a broad range of topics, including: Culturally Competent Representation, Recognition of Name and Sex, Relationship Recognition and Protections, Protecting Parental Rights, Relationship Dissolution, Parental Rights after Relationship Dissolution, Custody Disputes Involving Transgender Children, Protections for Transgender Youth, Intimate Partner Violence, Estate Planning and Elder Law. Written by attorneys with expertise in both family law and advocacy for transgender clients, including: Kylar W. Broadus, Patience Crozier, Benjamin L. Jerner, Michelle B. LaPointe, Jennifer L. Levi, Morgan Lynn, Shannon Price Minter, Elizabeth E. Monnin-Browder, Zack M. Paakkonen, Terra Slavin, Wayne A. Thomas Jr., Deborah H. Wald, and Janson Wu, Transgender Family Law is a must-have, practical guide for attorneys interested in becoming effective advocates for their clients. It is also a valuable resource to consult for any transgender person who is forming, expanding, or dissolving a family relationship.

The Family Lawyer

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538711346

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From the world's #1 bestselling writer--3 pulse-pounding novels in one book! THE FAMILY LAWYER with Robert Rotstein: Matthew Hovanes is living a parent's worst nightmare: his young daughter is accused of bullying another girl into suicide. But this loving father is also a skilled criminal defense attorney. And something here doesn't add up... NIGHT SNIPER with Christopher Charles: Cheryl Mabern is the NYPD's most brilliant detective--and the most damaged. Now she must confront her darkest fears to stop a calculating killer committing random murders. THE GOOD SISTER with Rachel Howzell Hall: Her beloved sister's cheating husband has been found dead. Now, Dani Lawrence must decide if she will help the investigation that could put her sister away...or obstruct it by any means necessary.

Family Law

Author: William P. Statsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435440749

Category: Law

Page: 720

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FAMILY LAW, sixth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to modern family law for the paralegal, covering substantive and procedural law with a strong practical emphasis. In addition to fundamental principles of family law and nationwide legal practices, the book includes state-specific assignments to help you identify relevant laws and regulations in your area. Legal analysis exercises help you apply substantive law principles discussed in each chapter, while sample checklists, forms, documents, cases, and exhibits provide exposure to real-world tools and processes used by working professionals. New content for the sixth edition includes updated coverage of evolving legal issues such as same-sex marriage, adoption, fertility, stem cell research, material on legal ethics, and the role of technology in law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Family Law

Author: John De Witt Gregory,Peter N. Swisher,Sheryl L. Wolf

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327189924

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This clearly-written Understanding treatise includes coverage of both traditional and nontraditional families, nonmarital and postmarital contracts, annulment, paternity and legitimacy, procreation rights, contraception, abortion, sterilization, artificially assisted conception, adoption and termination of parental rights. Understanding Family Law explains specific family law issues, such as intrafamily tort immunity and liability, medical care for child and spouse, wrongful life and wrongful birth, domestic violence, PINS, ethical issues for the lawyer, alternative dispute resolution, equitable distribution, community property, and child custody and visitation.

Modern Family Law

Cases and Materials

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874708

Category: Law

Page: 992

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Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception.

Family Law for Paralegals

Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873396

Category: Law

Page: 744

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Family Law for Paralegals, 7E is a comprehensive text for family law, offering complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight into topics of current interest. This thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers the nuts-and-bolts of the law, framed in historical context and include exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, child support and custody, and same-sex marriage. Features: Detailed treatment of Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down bans on marriages between same-sex partners on federal constitutional grounds Added discussion about emerging recognition of domestic violence as a human rights violation Discussion of expanded protections under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 for both Native American women who are abused by non-Native perpetrators and same-sex victims of abuse Expanded section on interstate child support cases, with new material on international support actions under a recent Hague Convention Expanded section on post-majority child support focused on enlarging parental obligations to correspond to the new reality of today’s young adults An added section about some of the continuing ambiguities/complexities of interstate child custody cases under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act A new section on the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act A new section on e-mediation A new section on the Indian Child Welfare Act that is intended to reverse historical disregard for tribal relations of Native Peoples

Family Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Sonia Harris-Short,Joanna Miles,Rob George

Publisher: Text, Cases and Materials

ISBN: 0199664188

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 1144

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Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter. The website also features supplementary coverage on the following topics: Introduction to family law Family relationships between adults Family property and finances Domestic violence Financial and property provision for children Property and finances when relationships end Child protection

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

Family, Law and Politics

Author: Suad Joseph,Afsāna Naǧmābādī

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004128182

Category: Social Science

Page: 837

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Family, Law and Politics, Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, brings together over 360 entries on women, family, law, politics, and Islamic cultures around the world.

Family Law Reimagined

Author: Jill Elaine Hasday

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674281284

Category: Law

Page: 307

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This is the first book to explore the canonical narratives, stories, examples, and ideas that legal decisionmakers invoke to explain family law and its governing principles. Jill Elaine Hasday shows how this canon misdescribes the reality of family law, misdirects attention away from actual problems family law confronts, and misshapes policies.

Family Law

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135992584

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book provides a stimulating, carefully planned introduction to the key issues and debates within family law from some of the leading authorities within their field. It is designed both as a self standing book focusing on the key issues in the subject, and as a supplement to more detailed textbooks on the subject. It is essential reading for anybody studying or practising in the field of family law. Each chapter is concerned with one of the main areas of family law (such as adoption, domestic violence, marrriage and divorce), and covers a range of themes, including the public/private divide, balancing the interests of family members, moral values and family law, cost and the legal system, and the enforcement of family law. The book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the debates on family law, and the difficult social and political issues which these have raised.

Vulnerabilities, Care and Family Law

Author: Julie Wallbank,Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136003444

Category: Law

Page: 272

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While in the past family life was characterised as a "haven from the harsh realities of life", it is now recognised as a site of vulnerabilities and a place where care work can go unacknowledged and be a source of social and economic hardship. This book addresses the strong relationships that exist between vulnerability and care and dependency in particular contexts, where family law and social policy have a contribution to make. A fundamental premise of this collection is that vulnerability needs to be analysed in a way that gets at the heart of the differential power relationships that exist in society, particularly in respect of access to family justice, including effective social policy and law targeted at the specific needs of families in mutually dependent caring relationships. It is therefore crucial to critically examine the various approaches taken by policy makers and law reformers in order to understand the range of ways that some families, and some family members, may be rendered more vulnerable than others. The first book of its kind to provide an intersectional approach to this subject, Vulnerabilities, Care and Family Law will be of interest to students and practitioners of social policy and family law.

Concentrate Questions and Answers Family Law

Law Q&a Revision and Study Guide

Author: Ruth Gaffney-Rhys

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198715757

Category:

Page: 264

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Concentrate QandA Family Law offers unrivalled exam and coursework support for when you're aiming high.The new Concentrate QandA series is the result of a collaboration involving hundreds of law students and lecturers from universities across the UK. The result is a series that offers you better support and a greater chance to succeed on your law course than any of its rivals. This essential studyguide contains a variety of model answers to give you the confidence to tackle any essay or problem question, and the skills you need to excel.DTKnowing the right answer is a start, knowing how to structure it gets you the highest marks: annotated answers guide you step by step through the structure of a great answer, and show you how to ensure you focus on the heart of the question DTRecognize and recall: user-friendly layout ensures that it is easy to find key information, and diagram answer plans help you visualize how to plan and structure your answersDTAim high: avoid common mistakes, use the further reading suggestions to help you take things further and demonstrate your understanding of key academic debates to really impressDTDon't just rely on the exam to pick up your marks: a unique coursework skills chapter offers advice on researching, referencing and critical analysis - not available in any other QandA series .This study guide is also accompanied by a wealth of online extras at www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/qanda/ which include: DTAdditional essay and problem questions for you to practise your technique. Questions are annotated, highlighting key terms and legal issues to help you plan your own answers. An indication of what your answers should cover is also provided.DTVideo guidance on how to put an answer plan together DTOnline versions of all the diagram answer plans from the bookDTA glossary of key termsDTPodcasts from expert examiners on revision and exam technique, coursework technique, and advice on how to tackle other assessment methods such as MCQs and presentations

A Practical Approach to Family Law

Author: The Right Honourable Lady Justice Jill Black DBE,Jane Bridge,Tina Bond,Liam Gribbin,Madeleine Reardon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191634603

Category: Law

Page: 656

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A Practical Approach to Family Law provides a clear picture of the law and practice relating to family proceedings in family proceedings courts, county courts, and the High Court. Its breadth of coverage and accessible style has made it an essential resource for students and practitioners alike. The ninth edition has been completely updated to take full account of recent developments, including the many significant changes brought about by the Family Procedure Rules 2010. The book also covers The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007; changes to the Children Act, including enforcement of orders and risk assessment; new Practice Directions on domestic violence, media in court and McKenzie friends guidance; changes to ancillary relief since Miller and McFarlane; new material on pre-nuptial agreements; the replacement of the Child Support Agency; and changes to Legal Aid. Very much a practical guide, the book makes extensive use of examples and key documents to assist the busy practitioner and student. With additional advice on library, information, and professional development resources, A Practical Approach to Family Law provides real assistance in dealing with this dynamic area of law. The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promotes clarity and ease of understanding.

Family Law

Author: Mary Welstead,Susan Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019966420X

Category: Law

Page: 597

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Family Law enables students to develop a clear understanding of the law and an insight into the tensions that surround family life in all its forms. Clearly written and presented, it incorporates chapter summaries and self-test questions to highlight key topics for discussion and reflection.

Family Law

Processes, Practices, Pressures : Proceedings of the Tenth World Conference of the International Society of Family Law, July 2000, Brisbane, Australia

Author: John Dewar,Stephen Parker

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841133086

Category: Law

Page: 596

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This book contains an edited selection of the papers by contributors from around the world delivered at the 10th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law. The papers cover three broad themes: innovations in processes for resolving and determining family disputes; changing patterns in family and professional practices; and the political and other pressures operating on family law systems and law reform processes.

Family Law

Author: Jane Sendall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198783183

Category:

Page: 472

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Family Law takes a practical approach to family law and procedure, supporting students with a range of learning features such as self-test questions, chapter summaries, and diagrams. Case studies and examples are included throughout to show the practical applications of the law and are accompanied by worked sample documents.

Bromley's Family Law

Author: Nigel Lowe,Gillian Douglas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199580405

Category: Law

Page: 1127

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Relied on by generations of students and practitioners alike, Bromley's Family Law remains the definitive guide to the subject. Updated by experts in the area, Nigel Lowe and Gillian Douglas provide an accurate, detailed yet highly readable account of family law. The text presents a broad and comprehensive treatment of the key issues relating to adult and child law in a clear and distilled manner. Regular headings break up the text and allow easy navigation and quick reference for both students new to the subject and those in practice. The new edition has been fully edited and updated to take account of the latest case law and legislation, while also reflecting new debates and emerging issues in the area. Particular attention is also paid to the increasingly significant international dimension of family law, with a new chapter on this area added to the 11th edition.

Legalizing Plural Marriage

The Next Frontier in Family Law

Author: Mark Goldfeder

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1611688361

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Polygamous marriages are currently recognized in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although polygamy is technically illegal in the United States, it is practiced by members of some religious communities and a growing number of other "poly" groups. In the radically changing and increasingly multicultural world in which we live, the time has come to define polygamous marriage and address its legal feasibilities. Although Mark Goldfeder does not argue the right or wrong of plural marriage, he maintains that polygamy is the next step - after same-sex marriage - in the development of U.S. family law. Providing a road map to show how such legalization could be handled, he explores the legislative and administrative arguments which demonstrate that plural marriage is not as farfetched - or as far off - as we might think. Goldfeder argues not only that polygamy is in keeping with the legislative values and freedoms of the United States, but also that it would not be difficult to manage or administrate within our current legal system. His legal analysis is enriched throughout with examples of plural marriage in diverse cultural and historical contexts. Tackling the issue of polygamy in the United States from a legal perspective, this book will engage anyone interested in constitutional law, family law, or criminal law, along with sociologists and those who study gender and culture in modern times.

Muslim Family Law in Western Courts

Author: Elisa Giunchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317750314

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems are reviewed , and some broader questions are addressed: how Islamic principles are harmonized with norms based on gender equality, how parties bargain strategically in and out of court, and how Muslim diasporas align their Islamic worldview with a Western normative narrative.