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Monday, 21 March 2016

(SOCIAL STUDIES) PT 9 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW


Family laws can be defined as laws involving legal issues, that are normally dealt with in family court.

Family law consist of various types of cases, and these cases are called in order of priority within the Family court. 

CASES

Inheritance
A will is the legal instrument used to help describe the way in which inheritances are shared up among beneficiaries.

Childcare
Parents are held accountable for children up until they are at the legally required age to be responsible for themselves, this age is usually 18 years of age.

Divorce
An ending of a marriage is called an annulment. The court must be sure that the marriage is irreconcilable before an annulment takes place, which is by law.

Separation
Separation of a man and his wife does not end a marriage, what this does is give both parties space and legal rights.

Domestic Violence
This law seeks to protect victims of domestic abuse as well as punish acts of violence. 










 





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