Author: Douglas Abrams,Naomi Cahn,Linda Mcclain,Catherine Ross,David Meyer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101652


Page: 1280

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In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'
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Principles, Policy, and Practice

Author: Lynn D. Wardle,Christopher L. Blakesley,Jacqueline Y. Parker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Domestic relations

Page: N.A

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Women’s Rights Activism and Shari’a

Author: Marianne Bøe

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857737635

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 1798

Passed into law over a decade before the Iranian Revolution, the Family Protection Law drew the ire of the conservative clergy and the Ayatollah Khomeini, and was one of the first laws to be rescinded following the establishment of the Islamic Republic. The law was hardly a surprising target, however, since women’s status in Iran was then – and continues now to be – a central concern of Iranian political leaders, media commentators and international observers alike. Taking up the issue of women’s status in a modern context, Marianne Bøe offers a nuanced view of how women’s rights activists assert their positions within an Islamic context. By weaving together religious and historical texts and narratives with discourses on human rights, these women are able to communicate their views to those in political power. Through her substantial fieldwork and innovative analysis, Bøe undermines both the traditional view of ‘Islamic Feminism’ as monolithic and instead highlights how women shape the debates surrounding shari’a, women’s rights and family law. As such, this book is essential for anyone studying family law and the role of women in contemporary Iran.
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Author: Michael G. Brock,Samuel Saks

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398085730

Category: Custody of children

Page: 159

View: 4008

Contemporary Issues in Family Law and Mental Health is an original and practical discussion of cutting-edge issues in family relations and the law. Through the prism of family law, and custody disputes in particular, it discusses the basic principles that underlie the proper use of mental health evidence in court and it sets out the proper use of mental health evidence in litigation. The first and most important principal is that forensic mental health practice and procedures must track the legal process, not the other way around. The goal of mental health treatment is fundamentally different.
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Author: Katharina Boele-Woelki,Tone Sverdrup

Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V

ISBN: 9789050956925

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 9337

This book contains contributions from the third Commission on European Family Law (CEFL) conference which took place in Oslo in June 2007. The general topic, 'European Challenges in Contemporary Family Law, ' has been divided into five themes: The Harmonization of Family Law --- Children and Their Parents --- Irregular Marriages and the Influence of Multiculturalism --- (Property) Relations between Spouses and Cohabitants --- Cross-Border Family Relationships. These issues are, in different ways, related to the remarkable change in family life that has taken place in Europe in the last three or four decades. European family law has experienced, in a profound and deep way, social and demographic changes in this short period of time. Just a few of the important recent developments include: an explosion in the divorce rates and extramarital cohabitation and the resulting increase in the number of children born out of wedlock --- women joining the paid work force en masse, influencing, among other things, parental roles and property relations among partners --- new techniques in artificial insemination --- the growing social acceptance of same-sex relationships
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Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Sonia Harris-Short,Joanna Miles,Rob George

Publisher: Text, Cases and Materials

ISBN: 0199664188

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 1144

View: 3775

Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter. The website also features supplementary coverage on the following topics: Introduction to family law Family relationships between adults Family property and finances Domestic violence Financial and property provision for children Property and finances when relationships end Child protection
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Author: Katja Dengel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161534577

Category: Law

Page: 447

View: 4121

Die Kommissionsvorschlage zum Internationalen Eheguterrecht und zum Internationalen Guterrecht fur eingetragene Partnerschaften sollen einen klaren Rechtsrahmen fur grenzuberschreitende vermogensrechtliche Wirkungen einer Ehe bzw. eingetragenen Partnerschaft schaffen. Katja Dengel analysiert die vorgeschlagenen Texte auf der Basis eines Vergleichs aller mitgliedstaatlichen Sach- und Kollisionsrechte. Schwerpunkte sind der Anwendungsbereich, die objektiven und subjektiven Anknupfungsmomente sowie ausgewahlte Fragen des Allgemeinen Teils. Der Vorschlag zur Vereinheitlichung des Internationalen Guterrechts fur eingetragene Partnerschaften wird daruber hinaus unter dem Gesichtspunkt einer moglichen Diskriminierung gleichgeschlechtlicher Paare beleuchtet. Die Arbeit mundet in konkrete Verbesserungsvorschlage.
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A Contemporary Legal Perspective

Author: David C. Buxbaum,Assoc. of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401762163

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Author: Peter N. Swisher,H. Anthony Miller,Helene S. Shapo

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327174595

Category: Law

Page: 1110

View: 2149

Family Law addresses contemporary family law issues and analyzes the public and private dichotomy in contemporary family law relationships. Current family law topics addressed in this book include: • Marriage and marriage alternatives • Support and property rights • Conception and reproduction issues • Domestic violence and intrafamily torts • Care and supervision of children • Adoption and termination of parental rights • Legitimacy and paternity • Divorce or dissolution of marriage • Economic consequences of divorce, including spousal and child support, equitable distribution of marital and community property and a discussion of the American Law Institute's proposed principles of the law of family dissolution • Child custody and visitation, including a discussion of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act • Premarital and postmarital agreements • Alternative dispute resolution • Ethical issues for the family lawyer While addressing many cutting-edge family law issues, this Family Law casebook still maintains a realistic balance between theory and practice. The format is manageable, condensed, and user-friendly. Each topic includes a general introduction, a current or landmark illustrative judicial decision, relevant notes and questions analyzing, extending, or questioning each topic, and problems allowing students to analyze particular family law issues and disputes as practitioners, legislators, or jurists would. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
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Author: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735563829

Category: Law

Page: 692

View: 8757

Newly revised in its Fourth Edition, the popular text; Family Law for Paralegals offers a complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight in topics of current interest. Engaging students with real-life examples and practical exercises centered on hot issues will induce excitement in the classroom and subsequently evoke a passionate response to the material covered in lecture. Instructors choose Family Law for Paralegals because: * this thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers paralegal students the nuts-and-bolts of the law, while also providing a relevant historical framework and exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today * short historical overviews in each chapter give students a meaningful understanding of family law * comprehensive in coverage, the book covers basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage * helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussions while sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice * clear pedagogy--including summaries, key terms, and review and discussion questions--helps students better understand the material and develop their critical thinking and writing skills * a range of assignments in each chapter provides students with the opportunity to practice different skills including research, analysis, memo writing, and argumentation * the Instructor's Manual includes teaching tips and a Test Bank Exciting changes to this Fourth Edition include: * new cases that keep the book fresh in its Fourth Edition * Internet references in each chapter * updated topical coverage, with important new developments, particularly in the areas of gay/lesbian rights and nontraditional families Family Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition uses clearly-written text and well-crafted pedagogy to make the material easily accessible to students, while a comprehensive educational package supports the instructor's efforts give their students a thorough understanding of family law as it applies today. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at
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Considering the Past, Contemplating the Future

Author: Marilyn Coleman,Lawrence H Ganong

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927136

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 622

View: 9310

The Handbook of Contemporary Families explores how families have changed in the last 30 years and speculates about future trends. Editors Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, along with a multidisciplinary group of contributors, critique the approaches used to study relationships and families while suggesting modern approaches for the new millennium. The Handbook looks at how changes within the contemporary family have been reflected in family law, family education, and family therapy. The Handbook of Contemporary Families is an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators, and practitioners who study and work with families in several disciplines, including Family Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Social Work.
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Policy and Practice in Complex Child Protection Decisions

Author: Kim Holt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502499

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 7475

Demonstrating how the law and statutory guidance applies in practice, this book is a critical account of current family justice policy and practice. It draws on recent legislation, case law and research findings to provide clear, accessible information and advice on how to make the difficult decisions in pre-proceedings child care practice work. With reference to child protection legislation and practice frameworks, this book highlights the importance of undertaking informed and effective assessments based on the best outcome for the child. The book acknowledges the constraints facing practitioners, such as working under considerable pressure within tight time frames and focuses on the issues which commonly present as challenges for practice, such as neglect, child sexual exploitation and pre-birth assessments. This is essential reading for students and practitioners in social work and law, as well as policy-makers and other professionals concerned with the current state of child welfare.
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Author: Chibli Mallat,Jane Frances Connors

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781853333019

Category: Architecture

Page: 395

View: 5266

Artikler om praktisering af islamisk familieret i Mellemøsten, Europa, Syd- og Sydøstasien samt Kina.
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Author: Sanford N. Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199759227

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 2164

For many years family law was viewed as a study of the regulation of clearly defined relationships of husband and wife and parent and child. In the case of husband and wife, it was through formal legal procedures or informal arrangements called marriage. In the case of parent and child it was either through biology or adoption. Equally defined were the stages by which these relationships were established, maintained, and terminated. However, by the close of the twentieth century, basic questions about who should be officially designated a family member and by what procedure were being raised both in the legislature and in litigation. In addition, conventional models that had defined domestic relations such as marriage, divorce, and adoption were either being expanded to include contemporary patterns of living arrangements and the current reality, or new models were being constructed. In Family Law in America, Professor Sanford N. Katz examines the present state of family law in America. Themes include the tension between individual autonomy and governmental regulation in all aspects of family law, the extent to which relationships established before marriage are being regulated, and how marriage is being redefined to take into account equality of the sexes, and the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in some jurisdictions. It demonstrates how the definition of marriage as a partnership in which the individual spouse's rights are recognized has resulted in protection of the vulnerable spouse. It also examines fault and no-fault divorce procedures and the extent to which these procedures reflect social realities. This volume describes state intervention into the parent and child relationship and how this is reflected in the reexamination of the privacy of the family unit. It concludes with a discussion of the conventional model of adoption of children and how new assisted reproductive technologies are having an impact on family formation, particularly adoption, to take into account new family forms. This second edition captures recent developments affecting family law in America, including the transformation of the institution of marriage from being a relationship between a man and a woman to encompassing same-sex marriage. Also, this new edition features timely material with insights into adoption that take into account developments in assisted reproduction technologies and the discussion of sexual abuse of children by clergy.
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Structure and Change

Author: Eddie C. Y. Kuo,Aline K. Wong

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821405208

Category: Families

Page: 306

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Twelve essays on the sociology of the family in Singapore in the modern period.
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Author: Mavis Maclean

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841132055

Category: Law

Page: 211

View: 4269

The result of a workshop organized by Mavis Maclean at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in O-ati, Spain, this book analyzes the concept of the family in the context of increasing challenges and questions created by multicultural societies in ever more complicated international and transnational legal contexts.
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Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Peter N. Swisher,H. Anthony Miller,Jana B. Singer

Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender

ISBN: 9780820531281

Category: Law

Page: 1317

View: 5249

This new edition incorporates a totally new format & organizational approach from its prior edition. It addresses contemporary family law issues & analyzes the public & private dichotomy in contemporary family law relationships.\ Teacher's Manual available.
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Family Law and Policy in the United States and England

Author: Sanford Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198299448

Category: Law

Page: 667

View: 5792

This unique contribution to comparative law brings together dedicated essays on a comprehensive range of issues in family law in the United States and England showing how they stand at the beginning of the new century and how they reached there. This provides an unparalleled opportunity toexamine how family law has reacted to a period of change in family life widely held to be without precedent. The legal analyses are set within critical accounts of wider social and family policy and against a fully explored demographic background provided by leading scholars in these areas. Readerswill be challenged to understand the nature of contemporary family law and its possible future direction.
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