Incorporating the Hendricksons

Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 35, p. 273, 2011

Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS11-40

29 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2011

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Larry E. Ribstein

University of Illinois College of Law (deceased); PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Date Written: December 9, 2011

Abstract

The family is evolving rapidly, but not fast enough for some people. Several commentators suggest freeing family law of its traditional constraints by applying the contractual business association model. Business models, though superficially similar to domestic relationships, ultimately are unhelpful or counter-productive to defining the family. This Article discusses the essential differences between business and domestic partnerships and the potential havoc from trying to merge the two.

JEL Classification: K11, K19, K22, K36

Suggested Citation

Ribstein, Larry Edward, Incorporating the Hendricksons (December 9, 2011). Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 35, p. 273, 2011; Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS11-40. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1970429

Larry Edward Ribstein (Contact Author)

University of Illinois College of Law (deceased)

PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

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