A well-established, clear and comprehensive book on Scots family and child law that will be of practical use to students and practitioners. This book is set out in a clear and logical manner and includes chapters on:
· the formalities and legal consequences of marriage; civil partnership and cohabitation; · divorce, dissolution and the breakdown of cohabitation; · the rights and capacity of children; · adoption and permanence; and · the Children's Hearings System. The eighth edition incorporates all recent legislative changes including the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019, Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019, Children (Scotland) Act 2020 and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting married and registering a civil partnership Part I: Getting married Part II: Registering a civil partnership Chapter 2 Legal impediments to marriage and civil partnership Chapter 3 The legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership Part I: general Chapter 4 The legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership Part II: moveable property Chapter 5 The legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership Part III: The matrimonial and family home Chapter 6 Divorce and dissolution Chapter 7 Financial provision on divorce and dissolution Chapter 8 Cohabitants Chapter 9 Parents and children Chapter 10 Children's legal capacity and rights Chapter 11 Parental responsibilities and parental rights Chapter 12 Actions in relation to parental responsibilities and parental rights Chapter 13 Adoption and permanence Chapter 14 Children: responsibilities and powers of local authorities Chapter 15 The Children's Hearings System