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IEL Family and Succession Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Family and Succession Law includes information in book-length form written in English for 33 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in family and succession law for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in family and succession law.  These monographs include a general introduction on family and succession law followed by specialized chapters on the status of a person, registration of civil status, nationality, domicile and residence, family law, matrimonial property law, intestate succession, testamentary succession, acts inter vivos related to the estate, acquisition and administration of the estate.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

Table of Contents
The Author
General Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Part I. Persons
Chapter 1. The Status of a Person
Chapter 2. Registration of Civil Status
Chapter 3. Personality Rights
Chapter 4. Names
Chapter 5. Nationality
Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence
Chapter 7. Mentally Handicapped Persons
Part II. Family Law
Chapter 1. Marriage
Chapter 2. Divorce
Chapter 3. Cohabitation Outside Marriage
Chapter 4. Filiation
Chapter 5. Adoption and Foster-Care
Chapter 6. Parental Authority
Chapter 7. Guardianship and Custody
Part III. Matrimonial Property Law
Chapter 1. Matrimonial Property
Part IV. Succession Law
Chapter 1. Intestate Succession
Chapter 2. Testamentary Succession
Chapter 3. Acts inter vivos Related to the Estate
Chapter 4. Acquisition and Administration of the Estate

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