Family Law in a Nutshell / Edition 5

Family Law in a Nutshell / Edition 5

by Harry D. Krause, David D Meyer
     
 

Family law has emerged as one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of modern law. Drawing increasingly from constitutional law, conflicts of laws, property, torts, criminal law, tax and welfare law, family law has also grown ever more complex. The fifth edition of this classic text, available in late August 2007, comprehensively surveys the traditional

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Family law has emerged as one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of modern law. Drawing increasingly from constitutional law, conflicts of laws, property, torts, criminal law, tax and welfare law, family law has also grown ever more complex. The fifth edition of this classic text, available in late August 2007, comprehensively surveys the traditional landscape of family law as well as important new legislation and case law relating to domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, parentage, adoption, child custody and support.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314183675
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
08/17/2007
Series:
Nutshell
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
410
Sales rank:
661,152
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Ch. 1Sources and Applications of Family Law1
Ch. 2The New Family and the New Constitutional Law18
Ch. 3Marriage Regulation: Substantive Requirements41
Ch. 4Marriage Formalities and Informal (Common Law) Marriage54
Ch. 5Effects of Non-compliance With Marriage Regulation61
Ch. 6Unmarried Cohabitation71
Ch. 7Variability of the Marriage Contract88
Ch. 8Husband and Wife in the On-going Marriage - Support and Property109
Ch. 9Husband and Wife in the On-going Marriage - Names, Torts and Crimes133
Ch. 10Equality of Spouses156
Ch. 11Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, Paternity - And the Unmarried Father's Custodial Rights163
Ch. 12Adoption195
Ch. 13Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, Embryo Transfers and Surrogate Motherhood212
Ch. 14Parental Authority and Custodial Obligations225
Ch. 15The Child Support Obligation244
Ch. 16Child Support Enforcement261
Ch. 17Child Neglect and Abuse, Dependency, Termination of Parental Rights274
Ch. 18Child Custody on Divorce295
Ch. 19Divorce, Traditional Style333
Ch. 20"Limited Divorce" and "Separate Maintenance"353
Ch. 21Annulment357
Ch. 22The Adversary Process, Family Lawyers, Family Courts, Conciliation, Mediation, Arbitration364
Ch. 23Divorce Jurisdiction and Recognition of Out-of-State Divorces375
Ch. 24Divorce Reform - Mission Overachieved?385
Ch. 25Alimony401
Ch. 26Division of Property on Divorce427
Ch. 27Divisibility of Pensions and Professional Licenses444
Ch. 28Taxation, Enforcement, Duration and Other Legal Attributes of Alimony, Property Division and Child Support460
Ch. 29Separation Agreements480
Index491

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