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Published: 12 January 2016

358 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190465346

Bookseller Code (06)

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:

  • Contains a newly added Preface that focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that the bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee were unconstitutional