Family Law in Perspective

Walter Wadlington, Raymond C O'Brien, Robin Fretwell Wilson

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The Fifth Edition of the Perspectives book continues the focus of providing students, practitioners, and observers with insight into the ever-changing parameters of laws pertaining to family structure and responsibilities. Specifically, this book addresses, among other topics, nonmarital cohabitation, establishment of paternity, premarital and marital contracting, assisted reproductive technology, marriage, and divorce. Recent cases and federal and state statutes address specific topics such as surrogacy agreements, division of marital and nonmarital property upon dissolution of cohabitation or divorce, child support guidelines, and establishing custody rights through parenting agreements or what is considered in the best interest of the child. And there is a continuation of discussion illustrating equal protection, liberty interest, and free exercise in the context of same-sex relationships, the safety of partners and children, and termination of parental rights and possible adoption of minors. The Perspectives book seeks to provide the reader with a grasp of what is currently the law and a glimpse into where the law may be going
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationSt. Paul
PublisherFoundation Press
Number of pages286
ISBN (Electronic)9781636595672
ISBN (Print)9781636590691
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameConcepts and Insights


  • Custody of children
  • Garde des enfants (Droit)
  • Marriage law
  • United States
  • Domestic relations


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