The Liability To Maintain And The Child Support Act
by Peter Snow LLB (Hons)
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The Liability To Maintain And The Child Support Act
A Reference Paper
by Peter Snow LLB (Hons)
November 1998
 

Peter Snow died before completing the refinement of this paper. This paper is therefore published without his permission, but instead with the permission of Derek Huxley of The Campaign for Justice in Divorce. The text is exactly as Peter Snow left it, except for a few corrections to the punctuation, and use of the standard heading styles of this web site.

 

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Liability To Maintain: Clarification Of Terms
  3. Liability At Common Law And Liability By Statute
  4. Brief History Of The Statutory Liability To Maintain
  5. The Legal Consequences Of The Liability To Maintain
  6. Introduction Of The "Child Of The Family" Provisions In 1958 And 1960; Legislative And Judicial Anarchy Which Eroded The Legal Concept Of Liability To Maintain
  7. Legal Dis-Education: Liability To Maintain After Roberts V. Roberts
  8. Legal Re-Education: Liability To Maintain After Publication Of "'Child Of The Family', Liability To Maintain And Supplementary Benefit" ("Family Law", 1975)
  9. Liability To Maintain And The 1984 Bill: Hansard and public misinformation
  10. Liability To Maintain In Repealed Statutes
  11. Section 14 Of The Poor Law Act 1930
  12. The Statutory Liability To Maintain In The Poor Relief Acts Of 1598 And 1601
  13. Expressio Unius: The Only Principle
  14. Periodical Payments After Divorce. The practice of the divorce courts since 1971
  15. The Child Support Act To The Rescue
  16. Conclusion
References
  Before he died, Peter Snow had been Honorary Legal Officer for The Campaign for Justice in Divorce
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