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1 Blackstone s Statutes on Family Law 0 0 3rd edition edited by Mika Oldham MA, PhD Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge 3xX 6xX xx

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3 Contents Statutes 3 0 Wills Act 3 Married Women s Property Act 3 Law of Property Act Administration of Estates Act Children and Young Persons Act 33 0 Law Reform (Married Women and Tortfeasors) Act 3 Marriage Act Maintenance Orders Act 0 Intestates Estates Act Births and Deaths Registration Act 3 6 Matrimonial Causes (Property and Maintenance) Act Maintenance Orders Act Marriage (Enabling) Act 60 6 Law Reform (Husband and Wife) Act 6 6 Matrimonial Causes Act 6 6 Civil Evidence Act 6 6 Family Law Reform Act 6 63 Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 0 66 Marriage (Registrar General s Licence) Act 0 6 Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act 0 Land Charges Act Matrimonial Causes Act 3 Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 3 0 Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 0 Legitimacy Act 6 Adoption Act 6 Rent Act 30 Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates Courts Act 3 Magistrates Courts Act 0 Senior Courts Act Administration of Justice Act Marriage Act 3 Child Abduction Act Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 3 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 60 Surrogacy Arrangements Act 6 Housing Act 6 Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship) Act 6 66 Insolvency Act 6 66 Family Law Act 6 6 Family Law Reform Act 3 Housing Act Children Act Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 0 Courts and Legal Services Act 0 30 Maintenance Enforcement Act 3

4 viii Contents Child Support Act 3 Social Security Administration Act 3 Pensions Act 3 Child Support Act 3 Civil Evidence Act 33 Family Law Act 6 3 Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 6 0 Housing Act 6 Education Act 6 Protection from Harassment Act Crime and Disorder Act Human Rights Act 3 Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act Care Standards Act 000 Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 000 Criminal Justice and Police Act 00 Land Registration Act 00 0 Adoption and Children Act 00 3 Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act 003 Anti-social Behaviour Act Courts Act Criminal Justice Act Gender Recognition Act 00 0 Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 00 6 Children Act 00 3 Civil Partnership Act 00 Equality Act Children and Adoption Act Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act Children and Young Persons Act 00 6 Education and Skills Act Pensions Act 00 6 Marriage (Wales) Act 00 6 Equality Act 00 6 Crime and Security Act Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 0 66 Presumption of Death Act Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 03 6 Children and Families Act 0 66 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 0 6 Appendix International Conventions United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child () 6 Index 03

5 Chronological contents 3 Wills Act... Married Women s Property Act... 3 Law of Property Act... Administration of Estates Act Children and Young Persons Act Law Reform (Married Women and Tortfeasors) Act... Marriage Act... 0 Maintenance Orders Act... Intestates Estates Act... 3 Births and Deaths Registration Act... 6 Matrimonial Causes (Property and Maintenance) Act... Maintenance Orders Act Marriage (Enabling) Act Law Reform (Husband and Wife) Act Matrimonial Causes Act Civil Evidence Act Family Law Reform Act Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Marriage (Registrar General s Licence) Act... 6 Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act... Land Charges Act... 3 Matrimonial Causes Act... Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act... 0 Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act Legitimacy Act... Adoption Act... Rent Act Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates Courts Act Magistrates Courts Act... Senior Courts Act... Administration of Justice Act... 3 Marriage Act... Child Abduction Act... Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act... 3 Police and Criminal Evidence Act Surrogacy Arrangements Act... 6 Housing Act Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship) Act Insolvency Act Family Law Act... 6 Family Law Reform Act... 3 Housing Act... Children Act... United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act... Courts and Legal Services Act Maintenance Enforcement Act... 3 Child Support Act... 3 Social Security Administration Act... 3 Pensions Act... 3 Child Support Act... 3 Civil Evidence Act Family Law Act... 3 Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act... 0 Housing Act... Education Act... Protection from Harassment Act... Crime and Disorder Act... Human Rights Act Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act... 0 Care Standards Act... Criminal Justice and Court Services Act Criminal Justice and Police Act Land Registration Act... 0 Adoption and Children Act Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act... Anti-social Behaviour Act Courts Act Criminal Justice Act Gender Recognition Act... 0 Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act... 6 Children Act... 3 Civil Partnership Act Equality Act... 6 Children and Adoption Act... 6

6 x Chronological contents 00 Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act Children and Young Persons Act... 6 Education and Skills Act Pensions Act Marriage (Wales) Act... 6 Equality Act... 6 Crime and Security Act Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act Presumption of Death Act Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act Children and Families Act Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act... 6

7 Alphabetical contents A Administration of Estates Act... Administration of Justice Act... Adoption Act 6... Adoption and Children Act Anti-social Behaviour Act Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act B Births and Deaths Registration Act C Care Standards Act Child Abduction Act... Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act Child Support Act... 3 Child Support Act... 3 Children Act... Children Act Children and Adoption Act Children and Families Act Children and Young Persons Act Children and Young Persons Act Civil Evidence Act Civil Evidence Act Civil Partnership Act Courts Act Courts and Legal Services Act Crime and Disorder Act... Crime and Security Act Criminal Justice Act Criminal Justice and Court Services Act Criminal Justice and Police Act D Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates Courts Act... 3 Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act E Education Act 6... Education and Skills Act Equality Act Equality Act F Family Law Act Family Law Act Family Law Reform Act Family Law Reform Act... 3 G Gender Recognition Act H Housing Act... 6 Housing Act... Housing Act 6... Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 0... Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act Human Rights Act... 3 I Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act... 0 Insolvency Act Intestates Estates Act... L Land Charges Act... Land Registration Act Law of Property Act... Law Reform (Husband and Wife) Act Law Reform (Married Women and Tortfeasors) Act 3... Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act Legitimacy Act 6... M Magistrates Courts Act 0... Maintenance Enforcement Act... 3 Maintenance Orders Act 0... Maintenance Orders Act... Marriage Act... Marriage Act 3... Marriage (Enabling) Act Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship) Act Marriage (Registrar General s Licence) Act Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act Marriage (Wales) Act Married Women s Property Act... 3 Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act... 3 Matrimonial Causes Act Matrimonial Causes Act 3... Matrimonial Causes (Property and Maintenance) Act...

8 xii Alphabetical contents Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act 0... P Pensions Act... 3 Pensions Act Police and Criminal Evidence Act Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act Presumption of Death Act Protection from Harassment Act... R Rent Act S Senior Courts Act... Social Security Administration Act... 3 Surrogacy Arrangements Act... 6 T Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act U United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ()... 6 W Wills Act 3...

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