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344 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199759224


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Family Law in America

Second Edition

Sanford N. Katz

  • Discusses the evolution of same-sex marriage rights and the way these rights affect family law
  • Considers definitions of formal and informal marriage, analyzing the extent to which relationships established before marriage are regulated
  • Describes legislative and judicial responses to evolving family forms
  • Examines fault and no-fault divorce procedures, alimony, assignment of property upon divorce
  • Defines what is marital property and what is separate property
  • Combines legal analysis with social science research

New to this Edition:

  • Captures recent developments affecting family law in America
  • Analyzes the transformation of the institution of marriage from being a relationship between a man and a woman to encompassing same-sex couples
  • Insights into adoption that take into account developments in assisted reproduction technologies
  • Discusses the protection of children in light of the sexual abuse of children by clergy
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