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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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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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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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

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Responsible Parents and Parental Responsibility

Author: Rebecca Probert,Stephen Gilmore,Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315054

Category: Law

Page: 366

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This book examines the idea of 'parental responsibility' in English law and what is expected of a responsible parent. The scope of 'parental responsibility', a key concept in family law, is undefined and often ambiguous. Yet, to date, more attention has been paid to how individuals acquire parental responsibility than to the question of the rights, powers, duties and responsibilities they have once they obtain it. This book redresses the balance by providing the first sustained examination of the different elements of parental responsibility, bringing together leading scholars to comment on specific aspects of its operation. The book begins by exploring the conceptual underpinnings of parental responsibility in the context of parents' and children's rights. The analysis highlights the inherent constraints and limitations of 'parental responsibility' and how its scope has deliberately been curtailed in certain contexts. The book then considers what parental responsibility allows and requires in specific areas, for example, naming a child, education, religious upbringing, medical treatment, corporal punishment, dealing with any contracts entered into or property owned by the child, representing the child in legal proceedings, consenting to a child's marriage or civil partnership and the law's response to the death of a child. In the final section, the idea of the 'responsible parent' is considered in the contexts of child support, contact, tort, and criminal law.
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Family, Religion and Law

Cultural Encounters in Europe

Author: Prakash Shah,Marie-Claire Foblets

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317136489

Category: Law

Page: 260

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This collection discusses how official legal systems do and should respond to the reality of a plurality of family types and origins within their jurisdictions. It further examines the challenges that arise for practitioners, including lawyers and judges, when faced with such plurality. Focussing on empirical research, the volume presents legal and sociological data of unprecedented comparative depth. It also includes a discussion of how members of minority families respond to the need to organise their legal relationships, and to resolve their disputes in the shadow of official legal systems which differ from those of their familial and communal traditions. The work invites reflection, and demonstrates the urgency and complexity of the questions regarding the search for justice in the field of family life in Europe today.
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Debates in Family Law Around the Globe at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki

Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V

ISBN: 9789050958752

Category: Law

Page: 416

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This volume contains articles on three areas of family law that, at the dawn of the 21st century, have provoked passionate discussion. The topics of concern include: (compulsory) arrangements regarding children, registration schemes for same-sex couples (new jurisdictions), and the effectiveness of the pater est rule. The book's contributions are preceded by two introductory articles. The historical introduction addresses the 'cultural constraints argument' which, according to a few legal scholars, prevents both spontaneous and deliberate harmonization of family law. Is family law indeed embedded in unique national (legal) culture? What lessons can be learned from the past? The methodological introduction proffers some general ideas as to how comparative family law is perceived and what it should entail whereby a comparison is made between more recent developments in Europe and the United States.
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Principles of Family Law

Author: Judith M. Masson,Rebecca J. Bailey-Harris,Rebecca Probert,Stephen Michael Cretney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 917

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As the leading textbook on this subject for the last 30 years, Cretney's Principles of Family Law: Provides discussions of legal principles combined with authoritative discussion of policy, practice issues and relevant empirical research Covers all main areas of family law including formal and informal relationships, as well as child law and financial and property matters Continues to be not just an explanation of the law as it stands, but an account of its historical background Includes an analysis of the factors underlying its development and a prompt to encourage discussion of the law's effectiveness in a contemporary society Discusses key policy developments including the Law Commission's work on cohabitation law reform; Civil Partnerships; Welfare to Work; Care Matters; and the Public Law Outline Updates the reader with the latest legislative developments including those resulting from: Civil Partnership Act 2004, Gender Recognition Act 2004, Domestic Violence, Crimes and Victims Act 2004, Children Act 2004 and the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 Examines the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill; the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill and the Children and Young Persons Bill and the impact these will have on family law once enacted Has coverage of all significant case law including: Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza, Miller v. Miller, McFarlane v. McFarlane, Charman v Charman, Oxley v Hiscock, Stack v. Dowden, Re G, and Wilkinson v Kitzinger
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Law & Religion in the 21st Century

Nordic Perspectives

Author: Lisbet Christoffersen,Kjell Å Modéer,Svend Andersen

Publisher: Djoef Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 638

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Caspar David Friedrich's painting on the cover of this book is a metaphor: Scholarly relations between law & religion seemed to be destroyed through modernity. The book however argues for new life in the ruins. Europeanized and globalized perspectives must be adopted to adjust existing Nordic models. However, central elements from the Nordic models can also be used for adjustment of other legal and religious systems. Also outside the Nordic countries could it be worth reflecting on the model of public religions combined with the secularity of law. Law indeed is law, and law is secular. But how come the Nordic secularized countries still have established churches, regulated by public law? Why is a vast majority of the population members of these churches? Why are other religious communities seen as entirely private law entities even though they are more or less public in their presence? And which impact do religious and secular norms claim on the law within and outside religious communities? Such puzzling---and challenging---questions are in focus of this book. Nordic interdisciplinary critical scholarship suggests new ways of interpreting and explaining relations between religious and secular norms and point to possible new routes to follow in the 21st century.
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