Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

Offering complete and even more concise coverage that includes contemporary issues of debate, Weisberg and Appleton integrate rich interdisciplinary materials with great teaching cases, notes, and problems. Engaging narratives reveal the fascinating background behind the cases and connect students to the impact of the law on people's lives.

Written with sensitivity to issues of gender, race, and class, Modern Family Law, Fourth Edition, features:

probing coverage that reflects the social diversity of modern families
a candid examination of the development of family law in response to

• the women's movement
• the children's rights movement
• the fathers' rights movement
• domestic violence
• changing sexual mores
• nontraditional family forms
• developments in reproductive technology

interdisciplinary perspectives throughout the text
balanced coverage of contemporary themes and basic family law
a variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and events
flexible organization adapts to shorter or longer courses

Updated throughout, the Fourth Edition addresses recent developments in the law, addressing:

Abortion, domestic violence, no-fault divorce reform, parentage, adoption and assisted reproduction
same-sex marriage, civil unions and same-sex divorce
major new cases, such as

Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, holding unconstitutional the exclusion of same-sex couples from the right to marry
Gonzales v. Carhart, upholding the constitutionality of the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
post-Lawrence v. Texas developments relevant to sexual behavior

Recent amendments to FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

Now in its Fourth Edition, Weisberg and Appleton’s Modern Family Law reflects a progressive and inclusive perspective that recognizes how the diversity of today’s families challenges traditional legal concepts and principles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735584648
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Series: Casebook Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1080
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Private Family Choices: Constitutional Protection for the Family and Its Members
Chapter 2. Getting Married
Chapter 3. Being Married: Regulation of the Intact Marriage
Chapter 4. Alternative Families
Chapter 5. Divorce
Chapter 6. Financial Consequences of Dissolution
Chapter 7. Child Custody
Chapter 8. State Regulation of the Parent-Child Relationship
Chapter 9. Adoption and Alternatives to Adoption

Table of Cases
Index

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