International Family Law

An Introduction

Author: Professor Barbara Stark

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409493059

Category: Law

Page: 288

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International law has become part of everyday family law practice, as lawyers everywhere are confronted with questions regarding the rights of 'mail-order' brides, the adoption of children from other countries, the abduction of children by foreign parents, and domestic violence victims seeking asylum. Indeed, globalization is transforming family law, even as families themselves are being redefined. This book provides a practical overview of such issues and also examines the ways in which culture shapes family law in different countries. It provides students with a useful introduction to challenging, complicated and fascinating issues in international family law. Finally, by incorporating a comparative perspective, it gives readers an opportunity to re-examine their own legal systems.
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The Europeanisation of International Family Law

Author: N. A. Baarsma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789067047432

Category: Law

Page: 341

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Choice of law determines which national legal system applies to an international case. Currently many choice of law rules in the field of family law are regulated by national law. However, these national rules of the EU Member States are more and more displaced by common European rules. This book describes the changes brought by the Europeanisation of the choice of law on divorce. From the conclusions drawn in the field of divorce the concluding chapter discusses the changes of Europeanisation of international family law in a broader perspective.
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European Family Law Volume II

The Changing Concept of ‘Family’ and Challenges for Domestic Family Law

Author: Jens M. Scherpe

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785363034

Category: LAW

Page: 416

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The Changing Concept of ‘Family’ and Challenges for Domestic Family Law explores the changing concept of ‘family’, with the current social, political, medical and scientific challenges for domestic family law discussed in over 20 European jurisdictions. National reports describe the current law and legal development for ‘horizontal’ (the law of relationships between adults such as marriage, divorce, cohabitation, same-sex relationships), ‘vertical’ (the law governing the relationships between adults and children, such as parentage including artificial reproductive techniques and surrogacy, parental responsibility and adoption) and ‘individual’ (the law of names and recognition of gender identity) family law. They show that, while considerable legal and societal diversity still exists within Europe, family law, in many areas, is developing along similar lines, with a convergence towards a European family law. This book, and the others in the set, will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in family law. It will be of particular use to students and scholars of comparative and international family law, as well as family law practitioners.
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Lebendiges Familienrecht

Festschrift für Rainer Frank zum 70. Geburtstag am 14. Juli 2008

Author: Tobias Helms,Jens Martin Zeppernick

Publisher: Verlag für Standesamtswesen

ISBN: 3801957020

Category: Adoption

Page: 554

View: 1940

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Family Law

Author: Ruth Lamont

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198749651

Category:

Page: 752

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Written by a team of highly experienced teachers of family law, this innovative new textbook is a contextual, critical, and highly engaging guide to the subject. Each expert author has crafted a superbly clear guide to their particular area of expertise, which is structured around the key debates central to that topic. These debates are explored and discussed throughout the chapter, and students are thereby introduced to an enlightening range of perspectiveson the key issues. The social, economic, and political backdrop to each topic is also extensively discussed, to ensure that students' understanding is grounded in this essential context. Family Law is a fresh, modern, and unique guide to this dynamic subject.
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Article 3

The Best Interests of the Child

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004148612

Category: Law

Page: 79

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This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, "A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child," which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children's rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non- governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the "Belgian Federal Science Policy Office,"
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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
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Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Author: John Eekelaar,Rob George

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447604

Category: Law

Page: 458

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Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global perspectives on the policy challenges facing family law and policy round the world. The chapters apply legal, sociological, demographic and social work research to explore the most significant issues that have been commanding the attention of family law policy-makers in recent years. Featuring contributions from a range of renowned global experts, the book draws on multiple jurisdictions and offers comparative analysis across a range of countries. The book addresses a range of issues including: the role of the state in supporting families and protecting the vulnerable children’s rights and parental authority sexual orientation and gender in family law the status of marriage and other forms of adult relationships divorce and separation and their consequences the relationship between civil law and the law of minority groups assisted conception movement of family members between jurisdictions This advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of family law and social policy as well as policy makers in the field.
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Family and Succession Law in the USA

Author: Lynn D. Wardle,William C. Duncan,Laurence C. Nolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041167569

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 424

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in the USA covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined civic status of persons, the family, and property. After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any situation likely to arise in legal practice. The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected with the USA. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the necessary, basic material of family and succession law.
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Family Life and the Law

Under One Roof

Author: Rebecca Probert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317136578

Category: Law

Page: 296

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This book brings a modern critical approach to bear on the broad range of subjects that used to constitute 'family law.' A key consideration in this collection is the way in which law itself is premised upon, constructing a particular image of the family. By bringing different areas of law together, Probert et al suggest it is possible to explore how differing ideas about 'the family' inform different areas of law. This approach allows Family Life and the Law to analyze the extent to which the law is consistent and/or inconsistent in its concept and treatment of the family across and within disciplines. The book is particularly timely in view of the passage of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the implications of which reverberate throughout family law and allied disciplines, and the current reconsideration of the position of cohabiting couples.
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Perspectives for the Unification and Harmonisation of Family Law in Europe

Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050952879

Category: Law

Page: 573

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Is the unification and harmonisation of (international) family law in Europe necessary? Is it feasible, desirable and possible? Reading the different contributions to this book may certainly inspire those who would like to find the right answers to these questions.
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Common Core and Better Law in European Family Law

Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050954758

Category: Law

Page: 372

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This volume contains twenty-three contributions delivered at the CEFLâ??s second international conference which took place in Utrecht in December 2004. The interventions written by both experienced family experts as well as young researchers cover those fields of family law that are closely related to the activities of the CEFL: (1) divorce and maintenance between former spouses, (2) parental responsibilities, (3) informal long-term relationships and (4) the revised Brussels II Regulation. Furthermore, the opening two contributions deal not only with essential aspects of the harmonisation process of family law in Europe but also with the CEFLâ??s working method.
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Landmark Cases in Family Law

Author: Stephen Gilmore,Jonathan Herring,Rebecca Probert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317871

Category: Law

Page: 330

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There are a number of important (landmark) cases in the development of Family Law in England and Wales that deserve detailed examination and lend themselves particularly well to historical examination. Family law cases tend to raise highly controversial issues, often on striking facts, frequently provoking wider social debate and/or extensive publicity. Consequently, the landmark cases chosen for this collection provide considerable scope, not only for doctrinal analysis and explanation of the importance and impact of the decisions, but also for in-depth examination of the social or policy developments that influenced them. The stories behind the cases provide a fascinating insight into the complexities of family life and the drama that can be found in the family courts. In recent years, Family Law has seen enormous changes in law's engagement with the notion of 'family', with the enactment, for example, of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and, more recently, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. As we begin to move forward into the new millennium, this is an excellent time to engage in detailed analyses and 'stock-taking' of the landmark decisions, many of which were decided in the 1970s, and which have shaped modern Family Law. This book provides a series of in-depth studies of the key leading cases, and will be of interest to students and lecturers alike.
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Family Law

Processes, Practices, Pressures : Proceedings of the Tenth World Conference of the International Society of Family Law, July 2000, Brisbane, Australia

Author: International Society on Family Law. World Conference,International Society of Family Law

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841133086

Category: Law

Page: 596

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This book contains an edited selection of the papers by contributors from around the world delivered at the 10th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law. The papers cover three broad themes: innovations in processes for resolving and determining family disputes; changing patterns in family and professional practices; and the political and other pressures operating on family law systems and law reform processes.
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Child Migration

International Family and Immigration Laws

Author: Kathryn Cronin,Jemma Dally

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781526502209

Category:

Page: 952

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Child Migration: International Family and Immigration Laws serves to fill that need and gap for a practical text combining cross-disciplinary and jurisdictional issues of the interaction between immigration and family law in relation to the movement of children.Family and immigration law concern State and parental decisions directing children's placements, travel and the international movements of families. Parents or children in family law cases may be British or foreign nationals, permanent or temporary residents, over stayers, claimants for asylum or the victims of trafficking or of domestic violence in their home countries. These cases can involve vexed questions concerning jurisdiction, identity, parenthood and differing family customs and norms. In some cases the UK Border Agency, immigration appellate authorities and family courts are simultaneously engaged with the same family, determining questions associated with parental/child contact, care and protection or residence. In some cases the Secretary of State for the Home department will intervene in proceedings where a decision in the family court may bring an immigration benefit. This title is of relevance to lawyers dealing with stranded, separated, unaccompanied, adopted, surrogate born, abducted and migrant or refugee children need to know and understand the relevant family and immigration law options and implications. Children in such cases may be separated from their families or carers, may be being reunited with family members or being placed within the wider family.
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European Family Law Volume III

Family Law in a European PerspectiveFamily Law in a European Perspective examines core aspects of family law from a comparative European perspective: marriage, divorce, cohabitation, same-sex relationships, the financial consequence of divorce, adoption, parentage and surrogacy, parental responsibility, the child’s welfare, and law concerning older people. These topics have been the most debated in family law over the past century. They cover areas where national family laws have reacted, or will need to react, to the challenges of societal changes, medical advances and institutional pressures - including decisions of the European Courts. The contributions show diversity in, as well as developments towards, a common European family law. This book, and the others in the set, will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in family law. It will be of particular use to students and scholars of comparative and international family law, as well as family law practitioners.

Author: Jens M. Scherpe

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785363050

Category: LAW

Page: 416

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This four-volume set maps the emerging European family law. It is intended to serve as a resource for anyone interested in this area of law, as well as a basis for teaching on comparative and international family law courses. The first volume examines t
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