Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

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The law governing family relationships has changed dramatically in the course of the 20th century and this book - drawing extensively on both published and archival material and on legal as well as other sources - gives an account of the processes and problems of reform.
 

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Table of Cases
xv
Table of Statutes
xxxi
Table of Statutory Instruments
liii
Introduction
lix
Weddings
3
Eligibility
38
Property Regimes
90
Ending Marriage by Judicial Divorce under
161
THE LEGAL
393
Maintenance the Magistrates Courts and the State
443
The Financial Consequences
478
The Legal Consequences of
516
CHILDREN THE FAMILY AND THE STATE
525
Legitimate or Illegitimate?
545
Legal Authority in the Family
566
Legal Adoption of Children 19001973
596

The Campaign for Reform of the Victorian Divorce Law
196
The Ground for Divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1937
250
The Family Justice Process 19001970
274
System Towards the End of the Twentieth Century
741
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Stephen Cretney is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College Oxford. HEwas a practising solicitor in the City of London from his graduation until 1965. Thereafter he held academic posts, becoming Quarrell Fellow and Tutor in Law at Exeter College Oxford in 1969. Beween 1978 and 1984 he served as
a Law Commissioner before becoming Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bristol University.He has served on a number of official Committees dealing with legal matters.

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