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?)

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

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Alain Laurent Verbeke

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Date Written: September 30, 2005

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Sociology, Socio-demography, Family Law, Maintenance, Marital Property Law, Inheritance Law, Social Security Law, Tax Law, Equal Treatment

JEL Classification: K10, K11, K12, K34

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G. and forder, caroline joanna, 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?) (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1750883

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