The International Family Law Practice 2015-2016

Author: David Hodson

Publisher: Family Law Publications

ISBN: 9781784730611

Category: Conflict of laws

Page: 2052

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Busy practitioners find that, whether in preparation for a conference, in drafting a skeleton argument, or before setting off to court, they repeatedly have to search for the same authorities and the same crucial paragraphs within each authority.The Family Law Case Library (Children) addresses this need by providing a quick method of sourcing the key extracts from the seminal authorities, all collated in a single volume and presented thematically with cross-references to the full case report in the Family Law Reports. This valuable time saving reference book takes account of all Family Law Reports cases reported up to early 2015, allowing readers to refer to the very latest authority on any topic with confidence.Includes a free CD-ROM containing all of the extracts found in the book – ideal for copying and pasting when preparing documents such as skeleton arguments, or for printing and submitting in court.
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The International Family Law Practice

Author: David Hodson,Edward Bennett (Lawyer)

Publisher: Family Law

ISBN: 9781784732332

Category: Conflict of laws

Page: 2093

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As a consequence of the increased mobility of families between different countries, family lawyers are now frequently faced with international issues arising in their cases. This major practitioner reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the international elements of English law, and includes all relevant source material, thereby providing an indispensable guide for solicitors, barristers and the judiciary to this rapidly expanding area of law and practice.
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International Family Law

An Introduction

Author: Professor Barbara Stark

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409493059

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 8094

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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Routledge Handbook of International Family Law

Author: Barbara Stark,Jacqueline Heaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317043111

Category: Law

Page: 326

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Globalisation, and the vast migrations of capital and labour that have accompanied it in recent decades, has transformed family law in once unimaginable ways. Families have been torn apart and new families have been created. Borders have become more porous, allowing adoptees and mail order brides to join new families and women fleeing domestic violence to escape from old ones. People of different nationalities marry, have children, and divorce, not necessarily in that order. They file suits in their respective home states or third states, demanding support, custody, and property. Otherwise law-abiding parents risk jail in desperate efforts to abduct their own children from foreign ex-spouses. The aim of this Handbook is to provide scholars, postgraduate students, judges, and practioners with a broad but authoritative review of current research in the area of International Family Law. The contributors reflect on a range of jurisdictions and legal traditions and their approaches vary. Each chapter has a distinct subject matter and was written by an author who was invited because of his or her expertise on that subject. This volume provides a valuable contribution to emerging understandings of the subject.
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The Hague Abduction Convention

Practical Issues and Procedures for Family Lawyers

Author: Jeremy D. Morley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634255691

Category: Law

Page: 486

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Handling Hague abduction cases is challenging and fulfilling. Although Hague cases are tried very quickly, they still require an intimate knowledge of the Convention and of the voluminous case law that has developed around it. Hague cases also require a complete understanding of international child custody law in general and in particular, for U.S. practitioners, of the relationship between The Hague Convention and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act. The Convention operates in the U.S. in ways that differ from those in other Hague countries. This is because of the federal legislation that implements the treaty, the concurrence of federal and state jurisdiction, the lack of a specialized group of judges who handle cases under the Convention, the uniform state legislation on child custody jurisdiction, and a host of other factors. When children are the subject of international family law disputes, the challenges are often great and emotions generally run high. Simply put, money can be divided but children cannot. This book is a must-have resource of any family law practitioner that wants to represent the best interests of his client and their heirs involved in a Hague case.
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Mediating International Child Abduction Cases

The Hague Convention

Author: Sarah Vigers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318657

Category: Law

Page: 126

View: 5891

There is growing enthusiasm for the use of mediation to seek to resolve cases arising under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Convention). However, despite being endorsed by the conclusions of meetings of experts, judicial comment and even legislative changes, there have been relatively few cases where mediation has played a significant role. It is suggested that the reason underlying this dichotomy between the widespread support for the use of mediation and the current limited practice is that there are several key questions regarding the use of mediation in the context of the Convention which remain to be answered. Specifically: what is meant by Convention mediation? How can a mediation process fit within the constraints of the Convention? And why offer mediation in Convention cases given the existing legal framework? This book addresses these questions and in so doing seeks to encourage a movement from enthusiasm about the use of mediation in the Convention context to greater practice.
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Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization

Author: Daphna Hacker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108210937

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Providing a panoramic and interdisciplinary perspective, this book explores the interrelations between globalization, borders, families and the law. It considers the role of international, multi-national and religious laws in shaping the lives of the millions of families that are affected by the opportunities and challenges created by globalization, and the ongoing resilience of national borders and cultural boundaries. Examining familial life-span stages - establishing spousal relations, raising children and being cared for in old age - Hacker demonstrates the fruitfulness in studying families beyond the borders of national family law, and highlights the relevance of immigration and citizenship law, public and private international law and other branches of law. This book provides a rich empirical description of families in our era. It is relevant not only to legal scholars and practitioners but also to scholars and students within the sociology of the family, globalization studies, border studies, immigration studies and gender studies.
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International Dimensions in Family Law

Author: John Murphy

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719068423

Category: Law

Page: 315

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Offering a comprehensive and critical review of many important dimensions in English family law, this text offers a new approach to aspects of private international law, such as the recognition of foreign marriages and divorce and the conflicts rules governing financial relief on divorce, matrimonial property and succession.
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International Family Law

An Introduction

Author: Barbara Stark

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754623472

Category: Law

Page: 278

View: 2739

Providing students with a useful introduction to challenging, complicated and fascinating issues in international family law, this book also examines ways in which culture shapes family law in different countries and gives readers an opportunity to re-examine their own legal systems.
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International Movement of Children

Law Practice and Procedure

Author: Nigel V. Lowe,Mark Everall,Michael Nicholls

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9780853087250

Category: Law

Page: 825

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Family Law Concentrate

Law Revision and Study Guide

Author: Susan Heenan,Anna Heenan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198794169

Category: Law

Page: 232

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If you're serious about exam success, it's time to Concentrate! Family Law Concentrate is the essential study and revision guide for law students looking for extra marks. The clear, succinct coverage enables you to quickly grasp the fundamental principles of this area of law and helps you to succeed in exams. This guide has been rigorously reviewed and is endorsed by students and lecturers for level of coverage, accuracy, and exam advice. Packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more, Family Law Concentrate is also supported by extensive online resources to take your learning further (www.oup.com/lawrevision/): - Pinpoint which areas you need to concentrate on with the diagnostic test - Test your knowledge with the multiple-choice questions and receive feedback on your answers - Improve your essay skills using the outline answers for guidance on what to include and how to structure your answer - Revise the facts and principles of key cases using the interactive flashcards - Check that you have covered the main points of a topic using the key facts checklists - Achieve better marks following the advice on revision and exam technique by experienced examiner Nigel Foster
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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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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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Chambers UK

A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lawyers

Page: 2176

View: 1563

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The Hague Child Abduction Convention

A Critical Analysis

Author: Rhona Schuz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782253084

Category: Law

Page: 530

View: 9586

International child abduction is one of the most emotionally charged and fascinating areas of family law practice. The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was the response of the international community to the increase in the phenomenon of parental child abduction. However, behind the widely acclaimed success of this Convention - which has now been ratified by more than 90 states - lie personal tragedies, academic controversy and diplomatic tensions. The continuing steady flow of case-law from the various Member States has resulted in the emergence of different approaches to the interpretation of key concepts in the Convention. In addition, over the years other global and regional legal instruments and the recommendations of the Special Commissions have had an impact on the implementation of the Convention. This book brings together all these strands and provides an up-to-date, clear and highly readable discussion of the international operation of the Abduction Convention together with in-depth critical academic analysis in light of the objectives of the Convention and other relevant legal norms, such as the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Throughout the book, examples are brought from case law in many jurisdictions and reference is made to relevant legal and social science literature and empirical research. Over the past decade, increasing focus has been placed on what might be seen as procedural issues, such as separate representation for children, undertakings, judicial liaison and mediation. The book analyses the significance of these developments and the extent to which they can help resolve the continuing tension between some of the objectives of the Convention and the interests of individual children. This book will be essential reading for judges, practitioners, researchers, students, policy-makers and others who are seeking a critical and informed analysis of the latest developments in international abduction law and practice. From the Foreword by Brenda Hale, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom 'This book is, as far as I am aware, the first scholarly monograph to study the interpretation and application of the Convention across the whole legal space which it occupies and to critically assess these in light of the object and purposes of the Convention and other relevant legal norms. Cases are drawn from many jurisdictions to discuss how different countries interpret the Convention and links are made with relevant statistical, social and psychological research in a thoughtful discussion of the significance of such material both to judicial decision-making and to policy development...a study which deserves to be read by anyone with an interest in the modern phenomenon of international child abduction, whether judge, practitioner, policy-maker, parent, researcher or scholar. There is plenty for us all to think about.'
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Family Law, Sex and Society

A Comparative Study of Family Law

Author: Peter De Cruz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134999984

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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Comparative in both approach and framework, Family Law, Sex and Society provides a critical exposition of key areas in family law, exploring their evolution and development within their historical, cultural, political and legal context. Cross-referencing to English law throughout, this comparative textbook pays particular attention to the transformation of marriage; the development of divorce laws; matrimonial property; the legal recognition of unmarried heterosexual and same-sex cohabitants; the universal adoption of the best interests standard for children in domestic and international legislation; and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on family law in a variety of jurisdictions. Divided into different sections, Family Law, Sex and Society includes coverage of: a jurisdictional and historical survey of some of the main themes in Family Law, as well as consideration of the evolution of the Western family the English law relating to divorce, marital property and children and a comparison with the equivalent law in the civil law jurisdictions of France and Germany family law developments in other common law countries such as Australia and New Zealand, selected American jurisdictions, parts of Africa and some Far Eastern countries; and hybrid jurisdictions like Japan and Russia an analysis of the law relating to unmarried cohabitation and domestic partnerships in civil law jurisdictions such as France, Germany and Sweden in comparison to Anglo-American law a comparative analysis of the laws relating to domestic violence. Family Law, Sex and Society offers valuable socio-legal and socio-cultural insights into the practice of family law, and is the only textbook that provides a unified, coherent and comparative approach to the study of family law as it operates in these particular jurisdictions.
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The International Survey of Family Law

Author: Bill Atkin

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 9781846612848

Category: Law

Page: 424

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society of Family Law's annual review of developments in family law across the world.The 2011 Edition covers developments in over 20 countries written by leading academics and family law experts. Each article is accompanied by a French language abstract.The 2011 Review begins with a round-up of the major developments in the international arena, and is followed by contributions from a diverse selection of countries where there have been important developments in family law, including:• Marriage and Sexual Orientation in Argentine Law• Gender Mainstreaming in the Family Law of The People's Republic of China• Adoption in Samoa• Matrimonial Property and its Contractual Regulation in Kazakhstan• Registered and Unmarried Partners in Denmark• Ten Years of Divorce Reform in Switzerland
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Family Law

Author: Frances Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415583659

Category: Law

Page: 475

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Family Law is an accessible, student-friendly textbook which provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by undergraduate and CPE/GDL courses. Written with clarity, Family Law offers an introduction not just to the black-letter law but also to the social, economic and historical developments that have helped to shape it, considering key academic debates and areas of controversy. Authored by a highly experienced lecturer, Family Law is structured in two parts around family law and child law, the framing areas of the common syllabus. Developed with all the latest legislative developments, case law and potential reforms in mind, including the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, R (A child) [2009], Radmacher v Granatino [2009], Re AR (A Child: Relocation) [2010], and Kernott v Jones [2011], the Final Report of the Family Justice Review and the controversy over the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2011 (including the Family Law Manifesto campaign led by the Family Law Bar Association and supported by other organisations working with children and vulnerable families) this is the ideal textbook for all students of family or child law today. Student-friendly features include: Outline contents at the beginning of each chapter which provide students with a context as they read; Bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter which highlight and reinforce the key concepts; Further reading lists which point students towards contemporary sources for more detailed study; An introduction to the key academic debates and areas of controversy, helping students to deepen their critical evaluation of the subject; A free companion website, which offers students the opportunity to test their own understanding and apply their knowledge to a set of hypothetical problem-based questions. In addition, revision podcasts will prove invaluable as exam time approaches.
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