The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics, and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law. Family Law enables students to develop a clear understanding of the law and an insight into both the legal and social tensions that surround 'family life'. Clearly written and presented, it incorporates chapter summaries and self-test questions to highlight key topics for discussion and reflection. The authors also aim to make family law interesting so that their readers will want to explore in greater depth the fascinating stories which have so often engaged them in the writing of the second edition.