This collection of papers, selected from successive Miller du Toit Cloete Inc/University of the Western Cape child and family law conferences since 2001, reflects the spectrum of issues that have concerned practitioners, law reformers and academics during this exciting period of development. Some papers focus on international and regional developments in comparative context, while others deal with practical concerns around mediation, specialisation in child and family law services, and courts. The book also contains papers on contemporary law reform and related challenges, for instance in relation to Islamic marriages, the publication of divorce proceedings, the Children's Act 38 of 2005, and domestic partnerships. This title is an essential guide to contemporary debates in the child and family law arena in South African context and beyond, and will be a useful tool for researchers, policy makers and practitioners alike.
Publisher: Juta & Company Ltd