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Family and Succession Law in Japan 2nd ed isbn 9789041194732

Family and Succession Law in Japan

ISBN13: 9789041161642
New Edition ISBN: 9789041194732
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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 Japan 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 Japan. 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.

Other Jurisdictions , Japan
The Author
List of Abbreviations

Part I. Persons
Chapter 1. The Status of a Person
Chapter 2. Registration of Civil Status
Chapter 3. Names
Chapter 4. Nationality
Chapter 5. Residence and Temporary Residence
Chapter 6. Persons with Mental Disorder

Part II. Family Law
Chapter 1. Marriage
Chapter 2. Termination of Marriage and Divorce
Chapter 3. Cohabitation of Unmarried Couples
Chapter 4. Filiation
Chapter 5. Adoption
Chapter 6. Parental Rights and Duties (Parental Power)
Chapter 7. Guardianship
Chapter 8. Kinship

Part III. Matrimonial Property Law
Chapter 1. Rights and Obligations of Spouses
Chapter 2. Division of Matrimonial Property
Chapter 3. The Legal Matrimonial Regime
Chapter 4. The Conventional Matrimonial Regime

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