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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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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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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Principles of European Family Law Regarding Divorce and Maintenance Between Former Spouses

Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki,Commission on European Family Law,Frederique Ferrand,Cristina Gonzalez Beilfuss,Nigel Lowe,Maarit Jantera-Jareborg,Walter Pintens

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 905095426X

Category: Law

Page: 170

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Three years after its establishment the CEFL presents its first Principles of European Family Law in the field of divorce and maintenance between former spouses. The Principles aim to bestow the most suitable means for the harmonisation of family laws in Europe. In this respect they may serve as a frame of reference for national, European and international legislatures alike. The Principles could considerably facilitate their task not only by virtue of the fact that the CEFL's in-depth and comprehensive comparative research is easily accesible but also because most of the rules have been drafted in a way legislatures normally consider to be appropriate.
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Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Author: John Eekelaar,Rob George

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447604

Category: Law

Page: 442

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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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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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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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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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Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law

Author: Susan Harris Rimmer,Kate Ogg

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785363921

Category: LAW

Page: 592

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For almost 30 years, scholars and advocates have been exploring the interaction and potential between the rights and well-being of women and the promise of international law. This collection posits that the next frontier for international law is increasing its relevance, beneficence and impact for women in the developing world, and to deal with a much wider range of issues through a feminist lens.
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