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Family Law

Family Law
5th Edition
ISBN:  9780414080300
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:James Stewart
Publication Date:  22 Mar 2021
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Covers the different forms of family dispute resolution across 56 jurisdictions. Focuses on conflict of laws, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and matrimonial property regimes, divorce (including financial claims after overseas divorce), children (including international child abduction, parental responsibility, adoption and surrogacy), cohabitation, civil partnership/same-sex marriage, and the effect of COVID-19 on the family court system. Aims to simplify and raise awareness of the multifaceted issues surrounding family law in the jurisdictions which it covers.
  • Each chapter has the same basic structure covering core areas of law as it is applied in each jurisdiction.
  • Focuses on conflict of laws, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, divorce (including financial claims after overseas divorce), children (including international child abduction, parental responsibility, adoption and surrogacy), cohabitation and same-sex relationships.
  • Comprehensive coverage of family dispute resolution in each jurisdiction.
  • Essential current content reflecting family law across 56 major jurisdictions throughout the world.
  • Reader-friendly Q&A format allows for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons.
  • Strong international focus, covering diverse areas including jurisdiction and conflict of laws.
  • Practical, straightforward commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.
  • Large expansion of jurisdictions, including an increased Asia focus and expanded coverage of The Americas.
  • Explores how the family courts in various jurisdictions manage the tension between concerns about "secret justice" and the legitimate expectations of privacy and confidentiality for the family.
  • Written by leading lawyers in their countries, including many Fellows of the IAFL, contributors are ideally placed to provide practical, straightforward commentary on the inner workings of their respective legal systems.

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