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Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Edited by: John Eekelaar , Rob George

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367195526
eBook ISBN: 9781003058519
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003058519
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Book description

Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last 60 years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law.

The Second Edition of this Handbook draws upon recent developments to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date global perspective 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 policymakers in recent years. Featuring contributions from 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, same-sex unions and gender in family law, and the status of marriage and other forms of adult relationships. It also focuses on divorce and separation and their consequences, the relationship between civil law and the law of minority groups, refugees and migrants and the movement of family members between jurisdictions along with assisted conception, surrogacy and adoption.

This advanced-level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of family law and social policy as well as policymakers 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 Westernized Countries Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Divorce Trends and Patterns Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Divorce Procedure Reform 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 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Child Support, Spousal Support and the Turn to Guidelines Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Inheritance and Death Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Assisted Conception and Surrogacy in the United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Parenting Issues after Separation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Development of ‘Shared Custody’ in Spain and Southern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Parenting Issues after Separation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Crisis in Child Welfare and Protection in England Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Child Protection 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 Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Children’s Rights Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gender and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Domestic Abuse Download PDF
Chapter  27:  State Support for Families in Europe 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:  Access to Family Justice Download PDF
Chapter  32:  International Child Abduction, Intercountry Adoption and International Commercial Surrogacy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Children in Cross-Border Situations Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Divided and United Across Borders Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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