No Words but Actions - General Comparative Conclusions on Married or Not: Does it Matter? (Geen Woorden maar Daden - Algemene Rechtsvergelijkende Conclusies Gehuwd of Niet: Maakt Het Iets Uit?)
Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke
University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law; Harvard Law School; University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille Attorneys
Caroline Joanna Forder
affiliation not provided to SSRN
September 30, 2005
Caroline Forder, Alain Verbeke, MARRIED OR NOT: DOES IT MATTER? (GEHUWD OF NIET: MAAKT HET IETS UIT?), Metro Series No. 55, p. 489-649, Antwerp-Groningen, Intersentia, 2005
This paper is the general comparative conclusion of a Belgo-Dutch research project (and book) where we have examined how the situation of being married or not, impacts the legal position of the couple. This has been explored, systematically for Belgium and for the Netherlands, on the level of family law, divorce, parental relationships, position of children, alimony and maintenance, marital property law, inheritance law, social security law. Also socio-demographic and sociological analysis were made.
These conclusions are a plea for equal treatment of relationships, not based on the words, the mere legal framing, but based on the actions, factual situation, the socio-economocial reality of peoples lives.
Note: Downloadable document is in Dutch.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 161
Keywords: Sociology, Socio-demography, Family Law, Maintenance, Marital Property Law, Inheritance Law, Social Security Law, Tax Law, Equal Treatment
JEL Classification: K10, K11, K12, K34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 2, 2011
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