1. Cultural and religious diversity in the context of family law 2. Real and virtual legal spaces : the scope and limitations of conflict-of-laws rules 3. Accommodation and its scope : the respect for cultural identity in the application and promulgation of substantive family law 4. Legal pluralism : justification and dangers of a lack of common ground 5. Beyond cultural and religious identities : introducing discourse ethics and procedure to family-law contexts 6. Seven theses to sum up and conclude.