Beginning Family Law offers a crystal clear, accessible and stimulating welcome to family law. It introduces readers to the main themes, cases and debates in family law. Concise, focussed and practical, it will enthuse the reader to learn more and provides them with a solid grounding from which to start their studies. It is an ideal book to read just before or at the start of a course in family law and will give readers a real head start in their studies. The book could also be used as a revision guide as a reminder of the fundamental points for assessments and exams. The book will help the reader appreciate how the different topics relate. It will also encourage students from the start to appreciate the importance of how family law works in practice, as well as "on the books". Beginning Family Law is a fun, clear and lively start to studying family law.