The Civil Partnership Act 2004: A Practical Guide

The Civil Partnership Act 2004: A Practical Guide

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Paul Mallender
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2004 ed., 10/27/2005
EAN 9780521617925, ISBN10: 0521617928

Paperback, 354 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

This authoritative guide to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 is written by Paul Mallender and Jane Rayson, two family law barristers with a combined practice experience of over fifty years. The Civil Partnership Act 2004: A Practical Guide provides clear, concise explanations of the new legislation. The book covers the lifetime of a relationship, from entering into the civil partnership, its consequences in terms of financial and family arrangements, to practical guidance on how the partnership is dissolved and the consequences of breakdown and death.

1. Introduction to the Act
2. What is a civil partnership? Formation by registration in England and Wales
3. Pre-registration procedure
standard procedure
house-bound and detained partners
certain non-residents and other special cases
4. Registration in England and Wales
the standard procedure
the special procedure
5. Registration outside the UK by Order in Council
6. Overseas relationships treated as civil partnerships
7. Financial and property implications of civil partnership
8. Children
9. Relationship between the Civil Partnership Act and the Gender Recognition Act
10. The ending of the partnership
orders for dissolution
11. Nullity and other proceedings
12. Offences
13. Domestic violence and occupation of the home
14. Financial consequences on breakdown
15. Financial relief in England and Wales after an overseas dissolution
16. Miscellaneous.