Globalisation, and the vast migrations of capital and labour that have accompanied it in recent decades, has transformed family law in once unimaginable ways. Families have been torn apart and new families have been created. Borders have become more porous, allowing adoptees and mail order brides to join new families and women fleeing domestic violence to escape from old ones. People of different nationalities marry, have children, and divorce, not necessarily in that order. They file suits in their respective home states or third states, demanding support, custody, and property. Otherwise law-abiding parents risk jail in desperate efforts to abduct their own children from foreign ex-spouses. The aim of this Handbook is toprovide scholars, postgraduate students, judges, and practionerswith a broad but authoritative review of current research in the area of International Family Law. The contributors reflect ona range of jurisdictions and legal traditions and their approaches vary. Each chapter has a distinct subject matter and was written by an author who was invited because of his or her expertise on that subject. This volume provides a valuable contribution to emerging understandings of the subject.
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Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Introduction; PART I Marriage and marriage-like relationships; 1 Marriage; 2 Same-sex marriages and civil or registered partnerships; 3 Customary marriages; PART II Divorce; 4 Divorce; 5 Post-divorce maintenance for spouses; 6 Distribution of property on divorce; 7 International family mediation: recent developments; PART III Children; 8 Child custody and cognate concepts: the challenges; 9 Child support; 10 Personal relations and contact concerning children; 11 Adoption; PART IV Human rights within and affecting the family 12 Children's rights in the family13 Reproductive rights; 14 Surrogacy; 15 Fathers' rights: Japan as a different paradigm; PART V The family and the state; 16 Theories of state and family; 17 Normative developments on domestic violence against women; 18 Transnational families: the right to family life in the age of global migration; Index
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