Family Law Books

Research Handbook on International Child Abduction

Marilyn Freeman and Nicola Taylor - 15/06/2023 00:00:00

The 1980 Hague Convention - Research Handbook in Family Law Series. With a focus on the 1980 Hague Convention, this cutting-edge Research Handbook provides a holistic overview of the law on international child abduction from prevention, through voluntary agreements and Convention proceedings, to post-return and aftercare issues.

Surrogacy in Latin America

Nicolás Espejo Yaksic, Claire Fenton-Glynn and Jens M. Scherpe - 15/05/2023 00:00:00

Over the past 20 years, a convergence of scientific, demographic, legal and social developments has led to a significant increase in cases of international surrogacy. Parenthood has become a multi-billion-dollar industry, and the law has been left behind in the wake of advances in artificial reproductive techniques, and rapid social changes. Lawyers, politicians, ethicists and health care professionals have struggled to develop suitable legal frameworks to ensure the protection of surrogates from exploitation, while also combating the vulnerability of intended parents to agencies and intermediaries, and ensuring that the rights of children born as a result of surrogacy are adequately protected.

Chinese Family Law and Practice

by Rong Tao Kohtz. - 13/01/2023 00:00:00

Chinese Family Law and Practice offers a comprehensive review and in-depth analyses of Chinese family law statutes, court rules and court decisions. It provides the most up-to-date information about Chinese family law since the enactment of China’s new Civil Code.

International Family Law Practice (Sixth Edition)

David Hodson - 31/08/2021 00:00:00

This major practitioner reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the international elements of English law and includes all relevant source material.

Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons

Edited by: James Stewart. Fifth Edition - 22/03/2021 00:00:00

Family Law is an essential guide that enables you to make quick comparisons between 56 international jurisdictions worldwide. It includes contributions from expert international family lawyers, many of whom are IAFL Fellows.

International Family Law Practice, 2020

Jeremy D Morley - 03/07/2020 00:00:00

This book provides a practical approach for U.S. lawyers handling international family law matters, including: the ins and outs of marriage and divorce, child support, custody, relocation, and abduction, as well as other specific international law decisions and other countries’ guidelines. This is the 2020 version

Family Law Across Borders

Melissa A. Kucinski, Michael S. Coffee and Bruce Hale - 07/05/2024 00:00:00

This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of family law from comparative and private international law perspectives. It emphasizes the need to examine complex cross-border family situations by comparing legal systems and understanding the jurisdictional overlay, with a particular focus on the United States.

Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy

Jens Scherpe, Claire Fenton-Glynn and Terry Kaan - 01/05/2019 00:00:00

The book will be insightful and useful for a wide readership: anyone with an interest in differing approaches to the regulation of surrogacy; anyone concerned with how domestic law can be reformed; and anyone considering how international regulation might solve the current problems we can see with surrogacy as currently practiced.' -- Lottie Park-Morton, European Journal of Health Law, 2020.

Adults and Children in Post Modern Societies

Edited by: Jehanne Sosson, Geoffrey Willems, Gwendoline Motte - 29/03/2019 00:00:00

Adults and Children in Postmodern Societies provides a critical analysis of the different ways in which the law can recognise and protect relationships between adults and children in postmodern societies which are characterised by increasingly diverse family configurations.

The Future of Registered Partnerships

Edited by: Jens M. Scherpe, Andy Hayward, December 2017

Sponsored by IAFL, and with a forward written by William Longrigg, this book provides the foundation for an informed discussion not only on changes to the implementation of registered partnership schemes, but also more generally for reviewing the law concerning the recognition of adult relationships. In this book, leading family law experts from 15 European and non-European countries explore the history and function of registered partnership in their own jurisdictions. Further chapters look at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and European Union Law on the regulation of registered partnerships. In the concluding chapters the different approaches are analysed and compared.

International Family Law Deskbook

Ann Laquer Estin - 03/07/2017 00:00:00

This book has a broad range of family law topics, such as divorce, parental rights, children-oriented issues, and the intersection between family law and immigration. It also includes a comprehensive discussion of the international treaties that now form the basis for reciprocal relationships between the U.S. and other countries; the book delves into how U.S. law applies to transnational families. Published in 2017.

European Family Law

Edited by: Jens Scherpe - 01/01/2016 00:00:00

This definitive work, published in four-volumes, maps the emerging European family law. The chapters draw on a wide range of topics, such as: marriage, divorce, cohabitation, same-sex relationships, the financial consequence of divorce, adoption, parentage and surrogacy, parental responsibility, the child’s welfare, and law concerning older people. Through its stimulating comparative analysis and comprehensive coverage of the topic, this set of books is intended to serve as a major resource for all scholars, practitioners and students interested in family law.

Introduction to the International Relocation of Children Global Guide

Anna Worwood, Penningtons Manches LLP - 01/01/2016 00:00:00

This is part of the global guide to international child relocation law. For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions, visit the International Relocation country Q&A tool. For an introduction to the guide, see the foreword to the International Relocation of Children Global Guide by Mr Justice Stephen Cobb.

International Parental Child Abduction Legal Resource

Prepared by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. July 2015

This resource brings together a comprehensive collection of helpful and practical information which will enable legal practitioners to assist their clients to navigate all aspects of the issues which accompany international parental child abduction proceedings.

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