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Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Edited by: John Eekelaar , Rob George

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415640404
eBook ISBN: 9780203796221
Adobe ISBN: 9781134447534

10.4324/9780203796221
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The changing face of marriage Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Marriage and alternative status relationships in the Netherlands Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The recognition of religious and customary marriages and non-marital domestic partnerships in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Family, same-sex unions and the law Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Unmarried cohabitation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Dissolution of marriage in westernised countries Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Divorce trends and patterns: an overview Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Divorce procedure in China Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Dissolution of marriage in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Relaxation and dissolution of marriage in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The legal consequences of dissolution: property and financial support between spouses Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Child support, spousal support and the turn to guidelines Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Inheritance and death: legal strategies in the United States, England and France Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Assisted conception and surrogacy in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Regulation of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Parenting issues after separation: developments in common law countries Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Parenting issues after separation in Spain and Southern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Parenting issues after separation: a Scandinavian perspective Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Child welfare and child protection policy in England and Wales Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Child protection: promoting permanency without adoption Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Adoption of children in the United States and England and Wales Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The moral basis of children’s relational rights Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Children’s rights and parental authority: African perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Children’s rights: the wider context Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gender discrimination and the right to family life Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Domestic violence: a UK perspective Download PDF
Chapter  27:  State support for families in Europe: a comparative overview Download PDF
Chapter  28:  State support for families in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Law and policy concerning older people Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Support and care among family members and state provision for the elderly in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Institutional mechanisms: courts, lawyers and others Download PDF
Chapter  32:  International child abduction, intercountry adoption and international commercial surrogacy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Children in cross-border situations: relocation, the Hague Convention on Child Protection 1996 and the Brussels IIbis Regulation 2003 Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Family migration from a UK perspective Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Family law in diverse societies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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