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English Private Law$
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Andrew Burrows

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661770

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661770.001.0001

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(p.39) 2 FAMILY
English Private Law

Jonathan Herring

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the following: the creation of legal family relationships (birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership, cohabitation); the termination of legal family relationships (death, adoption, divorce and other ‘matrimonial causes’, and civil partnership causes); and the legal consequences of family relationships (rights in respect of property, rights to protection of the home and person, rights to financial support, and rights and duties in respect of children).

Keywords:   English law, legal family relationships, birth, adoption, civil partnership, cohabitation, divorce, rights

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