An Empirical Study of Family Law Understanding

26 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2019

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Helen Colby

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: May 29, 2019

Abstract

This Article offers empirical data on the extent of family law understanding among Americans when it comes to creditors’ rights. Our data, composed of surveys, reveal that people’s perceptions of these rights do not change across states despite different legal regimes, and that people who are divorced have no better knowledge than those who have never been divorced. These original findings have important implications for law and policymakers.

Keywords: legal literacy, family law, creditors, empirical study

Suggested Citation

Colby, Helen and Ryznar, Margaret, An Empirical Study of Family Law Understanding (May 29, 2019). University of Louisville Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3395601

Helen Colby

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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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