Sharing lives, dividing assets : an inter-disciplinary study /

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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.
Divorce settlements.
Equitable distribution of marital property.
Separation (Law)
Great Britain.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Miles, Joanna. 1940-
Probert, Rebecca.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • 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?
  • Index