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The Rise of PACS: A New Type of Commitment from the City of Love


Ji Hyun Kim


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Scott Oliver


Lewis & Kappes, P.C.

Margaret Ryznar


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

September 22, 2016

Washburn Law Journal, Forthcoming
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-32

Abstract:     
The increase in cohabitation rates across the world has raised many legal questions, prompting countries to respond in different ways. A significant issue has been the protection of vulnerable cohabitants after the dissolution of their relationship. Although the United States has narrowly addressed contractual rights for cohabitants as a means of protection, France has implemented transformative measures to recognize these rights through the Pacte Civil de Solidarité (PACS). This article analyzes both approaches, highlighting certain aspects of the French PACS, such as expanding recognition of cohabitants’ contractual rights and better informing couples of them.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: family law, domsetic relations, cohabitation, PACS


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Date posted: September 24, 2016 ; Last revised: October 11, 2016

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Kim, Ji Hyun and Oliver, Scott and Ryznar, Margaret, The Rise of PACS: A New Type of Commitment from the City of Love (September 22, 2016). Washburn Law Journal, Forthcoming; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2842145

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Ji Hyun Kim
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
530 W New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

Scott Oliver
Lewis & Kappes, P.C.
1 American Square #2500
Indianapolis, IN 46282
United States
Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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