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"Blends memoir and legal cases to show how contracts can create family relationships In Love's Promises, law professor Martha Ertman delves into the legal cases, anecdotes, and history of family law to show that love comes in different packages--each shaped by different contracts--which family law should and sometimes does recognize. Beginning with Ertman's own story about becoming part of a family of two moms and a dad raising a child, she then shows that many people--straight and gay, married and single, related by adoption or by genetics--use contracts to shape relationships. These contracts and deals can be big, like vows of fidelity, or small, like "I cook and you clean." But regardless of scope, these deals can create, sustain, and modify family relationships. Insightful, accessible, and revelatory, Love's Promises lets readers in on the power of contracts and deals to support love in its various forms and to honor the different ways that individuals contribute to our daily lives. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The heart of the deal Basics of reproductive technology agreements Legal rules of reproductive technology agreements Basics of adoption agreements Legal rules of adoption agreements Basics of cohabitation agreements Legal rules of cohabitation agreements Basics of marital agreements Legal rules of marital agreements Epilogue.
K699 .E78 2015
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press,