Sharing lives, dividing assets : an inter-disciplinary study /
|Imprint:||Oxford ; Portland, OR : Hart Publishing, 2009.|
|Description:||xiv, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Subject:||Equitable distribution of marital property -- Great Britain.|
Separation (Law) -- Great Britain.
Divorce settlements -- Great Britain.
Divorced people -- Great Britain -- Finance, Personal.
Equitable distribution of marital property.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7708098|
Table of Contents:
- Notes on Contributors
- Part I. General Issues
- 1. Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets: Legal Principles and Real Life
- 2. The Perils of Reforming Family Law and the Increasing Need for Empirical Research, 1980-2008
- Part II. Work, Money and Property within Intimate Relationships: Expectations and Actions
- 3. Paid and Unpaid Work: Can Policy Improve Gender Inequalities?
- 4. Managing Money in Intimate Relationships: Similarities and Differences between Cohabiting and Married Couples
- 5. Financial Practices in Cohabiting Heterosexual Couples: A Perspective from Economic Psychology
- 6. The Role of Personal Relationships in Borrowing, Saving and Over-indebtedness: A Life-course Perspective
- Part III. Dividing the Assets on Relationship Breakdown
- 7. Money, Property, Cohabitation and Separation: Patterns and Intentions
- 8. Financial Arrangements on the Breakdown of Cohabitation: Influences and Disadvantage
- 9. Chaos or Consistency? Ancillary Relief in the 'Everyday' Case
- 10. Self-determination or Judicial Imposition? Translating the Theory into Practice
- 11. Who Wins, Who Loses and Who Recovers from Divorce?
- 12. Pension Accumulation and Gendered Household Structures: What are the Implications of Changes in Family Formation for Future Financial Inequality?
- Part IV. A Rational Approach?
- 13. Rational Decision-making and Intimate Cohabitation
- 14. Legal Rationality and Family Property: What has Love got to do with it?