Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials

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Aspen Law & Business, 2002 - Law - 1305 pages
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If you want insight into the Family Law issues that reflect our contemporary social and economic diversity, consider Modern Family Law, Second Edition. Blending cases, notes, and problems with interdisciplinary materials, this solid yet sophisticated learning tool offers contemporary coverage of the legal issues facing today's families.
The casebook covers essential material:
the text reflects the social diversity of the modern family and examines the women's movement, the children's rights movement, changing sexual mores, alternative family formations, and developments in reproductive technology
valuable interdisciplinary perspectives include excerpts, notes, and questions from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy
thorough coverage of Family Law basics sets the stage for more expansive topics
to heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people's lives, the authors include narratives that look behind the cases and statutes
the authors are highly regarded in both Family Law and feminist circles
For the Second Edition, the authors add important new material without lengthening the book:
new cases, problems, and materials throughout the thoroughly updated text
latest coverage of same-sex marriage, including Baker v. State from Vermont and other recent developments in gay and lesbian rights
grandparents' rights, illustrated by the Troxel case heard by the U.S. Supreme court
a host of high-profile cases, such as: Stenberg v. Carhart, the Supreme Court's most recent abortion case, State v. Oakley, restricting a deadbeat parent's right to procreate, A.Z. v. B.Z., resolving a post-divorce dispute about frozen embryos, In re Marriage of Buzzanca, determining parentage for children of assisted reproduction
For the most current coverage of the full range of Family Law issues from regulation of the intact marriage to alternatives to adoption with a distinctly progressive approach, consider Modern Family Law, Second Edition.

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User Review  - Cary S - Goodreads

Weaknesses were mainly in relegating some pivotal cases to notes while highlighting unremarkable cases, and it was a bit bland at times (but what else is new?). The topic was interesting overall, but it didn't light too much of a fire in me... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

D. Kelly Weisberg is Professor of Law at Hastings College of the Law, University of California.

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