The Future of Child and Family Law

The Future of Child and Family Law

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Child and family law tells us much about how a society operates, since it touches the lives of everyone living in that society. In this volume, a variety of experts examine child and family law in thirteen countries - Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and the United States. Each chapter identifies the imperatives and influences that have prevailed to date and offers informed predictions of how it will develop in the years to come. A common chapter structure facilitates comparison of the jurisdictions, and in the introduction the editor highlights common trends and salient differences. The Future of Child and Family Law therefore provides practitioners, academics and policy-makers with access not just to an overview of child and family law in a range of countries around the world, but also to insights into what has shaped it and options for reform.The table amounts have, on the whole, come to be seen as an objectively fair measure of child support and they have facilitated settlea€” ... to prompt calls for further reform are the discretionary provisions dealing with persons in the place of parents and shared custody. ... the best interests of children, the enactment ofthe child support guidelines also exemplifies the increasing emphasis in Canadian lawanbsp;...

Title:The Future of Child and Family Law
Author:Elaine E. Sutherland
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-08-02


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