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Family Law, Sixth Edition

Leslie Joan Harris, June R. Carbone, Lee E. Teitelbaum, Rachel Rebouché


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    Family Law, Sixth Edition is a modern and teachable casebook, offering comprehensive coverage and a mix of interdisciplinary materials. It compares innovative developments in some states with the reaffirmation of traditional principles in others, and does so in the context of a wider focus on family and the state, the role of mediating institutions, and the efficacy of law and particular methods of enforcing the law. The casebook deals with the complexity of family law both in the organization of the chapters—separate units on family contracts, jurisdiction, and practice, for example, can be shortened, skipped, or taught in almost any order—and the diversity of material within each chapter. Each unit combines primary cases with comprehensive notes, supplemented with academic and policy analyses that provide a foundation for evaluation. Detailed problems extend the coverage or apply the commentary to real world examples.

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    Summary of Contents


    Chapter 1. When Are Adult Partners a Family?
    Chapter 2. The Importance of Being a Family
    Chapter 3. Entering Ceremonial Marriage
    Chapter 4. Legal Recognition of Informal Family Partnerships

    Chapter 5. Divorce Grounds and Procedures
    Chapter 6. Property Division and Spousal Support
    Chapter 7. Parent-Child Support Duties
    Chapter 8. Modification, Termination, Enforcement, and Tax and Bankruptcy Treatment of Orders
    Chapter 9. Child Custody
    Chapter 10. Family Contracts
    Chapter 11. Lawyers and Family Dispute Resolution
    Chapter 12. Jurisdiction

    Chapter 13. Determining Legal Parenthood: Marriage, Biology, and Function
    Chapter 14. Adoption and Alternative Reproductive Technologies

    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    Rachel Rebouché

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    Rachel Rebouché teaches Family Law, Health Care Law, and Comparative Family Law as a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at Temple University. She is an author for the sixth edition of the casebook, Family Law, with Professors Leslie Harris and June Carbone. She is the co-author of Governance Feminism: An Introduction and an editor of Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field, with Professors Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran, and Hila Shamir. She is currently completing a book on reproductive justice under contract with NYU Press and editing a collection of rewritten family law opinions for Cambridge University Press. Professor Rebouché also serves as a co-investigator for project on adolescent reproductive health housed at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Her recent research includes articles on prenatal genetic testing and genetic counseling, abortion law reform, collaborative divorce, and international reproductive rights.

    Professor Rebouché received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, LL.M. from Queen’s University, Belfast, and B.A. from Trinity University. Prior to law school, she worked as a researcher for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. Following law school, Professor Rebouché clerked for Justice Kate O’Regan on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Before joining the academy, she was an associate director of adolescent health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly, the Women’s Legal Defense Fund) and a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center.

    Leslie Harris

    Leslie Harris is the Dorothy Kliks Fones Professor of Law at the University of Oregon, where she teaches Family Law and other courses and directs the Oregon Child Advocacy Project, which provides education and assistance to attorneys advocating for the interests of children. She has written law review articles about the child welfare system, nontraditional families, family support duties, and property rights at divorce and is the co-author of textbooks on Family Law and Children and the Law which are widely used throughout the U.S. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves on advisory boards for the Oregon Juvenile Court Improvement Project and several other organizations. She was one of the first recipients of the law school's Orlando John Hollis Faculty Teaching Award.

    June Carbone

    Professor June Carbone joins the Law School faculty in June 2013 as the inaugural holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology from her position as the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). She is an expert in family law, assisted reproduction, property, and law, medicine and bioethics, and also has taught contracts, remedies, financial institutions, civil procedure, and feminist jurisprudence.

    Professor Carbone writes prolifically on law and the family, marriage, divorce, and domestic obligations, including changes brought about by the biotechnology revolution. Her most recent book, co-authored with Naomi Cahn, Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture (Oxford U. Press, 2010), explores the effects of diverging values and norms in America.

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