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Family Law in America

Sanford N. Katz


For many years family law was viewed as a study of the regulation of relationships of husband and wife, and parent and child. By the close of the 20th century, basic questions about who should be officially designated a family member and by what procedure were being raised both in the legislature and in litigation. In addition, conventional models that had defined domestic relations such as marriage, divorce, and adoption were being expanded to include contemporary patterns of living arrangements. This book examines the present state of family law in America. Among its themes is the tension be ... More

Keywords: husband, wife, parent, child, marriage, adoption, divorce, government regulation, equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264346
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanford N. Katz, author
Darald and Juliet Libby Professor of Law, Boston College Law School