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Published: 26 February 2021

336 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197554319

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Family Law in America

Third Edition

Author 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

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a full discussion of same-sex marriage as well as an analysis of the U S Supreme Court case, Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional

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