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Family and Succession Law in the USA 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9789041167569
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041134332
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £87.00

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in the USA covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined civic status of persons, the family, and property.

After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any situation likely to arise in legal practice.

The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected with the USA. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the necessary, basic material of family and succession law.

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Other Jurisdictions , USA
The Authors
List of Abbreviations
Preface – 2015
Preface – 1997
General Introduction
Part I. Persons
Chapter 1. The Status of a Person
Chapter 2. Registration of Civil Status
Chapter 3. Personality Rights
Chapter 4. Names
Chapter 5. Nationality
Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence
Part II. Family Law
Chapter 1. Marriage
Chapter 2. Divorce
Chapter 3. Cohabitation Without Marriage
Chapter 4. Filiation
Chapter 5. Adoption
Chapter 6. Parental Authority
Chapter 7. Guardianship and Custody
Chapter 8. Kinship and Relationship of Affinity
Chapter 9. The Child Support Obligation
Part III. Matrimonial Property and Support Law
Chapter 1. General Economic Rights of Spouses During Coverture
Chapter 2. Antenuptial Contracts (The Marriage Settlement) and Separation Agreements
Chapter 3. Property Division Upon Cessation of Marriage
Chapter 4. Alimony and Maintenance after Marriage
Part IV. Succession Law
Chapter 1. Intestate Succession
Chapter 2. Testamentary Succession
Chapter 3. Acts Inter Vivos Related to the Estate
Chapter 4. Acquisition and Administration of the Estate
Selected Bibliography