A Review of the Year in Family Law: Working Toward More Uniformity in Laws Relating to Families
Posted: 31 Jul 2017
Date Written: July 26, 2017
The authors examine important family law developments that occurred on the national and international level this year, including Hague Conventions and model acts, as well as actions taken by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, and throughout the states in cases running the gamut from family law agreements to torts. The authors note more international cooperation this year on several topics, including relocation and child abduction. And conclude that legislatures and courts are likely to remain busy for many years in trying to deal with growing caseloads and the redefinition of what is a "family" and who are "parents" and whose law should apply.
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