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Question: Set out the definitions of child, mother and father provided by English law and how different do you think they are from what the ordinary person on the Clapham Omnibus might think? (4 Marks)

Answer: The Children Act 1989 (Section 105) and the Family Reform Act 1969 define a child as someone under the age of eighteen years. The Children Act 1989 as well as other legislation also uses the word child to indicate a relationship with its parents as in the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Inheritance Provision for Family Dependants Act 1975, even though referring to someone who has attained the age of majority.....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Family Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 667
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2006
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 260

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