Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice

Author: Sharon Thompson
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 9781509917747
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This book analyses the enforcement of prenuptial agreements using a feminist and contractual theoretical framework. It offers an academic and practical analysis of the real impact of prenuptial agreements on the relationships of those involved.

Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice

Author: Sharon Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782255591
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This book provides an alternative perspective on an issue fraught with difficulty – the enforcement of prenuptial agreements. Such agreements are enforced because the law acknowledges the rights of spouses to make autonomous decisions about the division of their property on divorce. Yet this book demonstrates that, in the attempt to promote autonomy, other issues, such as imbalance of power between the parties, become obscured. This book offers an academic and practical analysis of the real impact of prenuptial agreements on the relationships of those involved. Using a feminist and contractual theoretical framework, it attempts to produce a more nuanced understanding of the autonomy exercised by parties entering into prenuptial agreements. This book also draws on an empirical study of the experiences and views of practitioners skilled in the formation and litigation of prenuptial agreements in New York. Lastly, it explores how the court might address concerns regarding power and autonomy during the drafting and enforcement processes of prenuptial agreements, which in turn may enhance the role that 'prenups' can play in the judicial allocation of spousal property on the breakdown of marriage.

Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice

Author: Sharon Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782255583
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an alternative perspective on an issue fraught with difficulty – the enforcement of prenuptial agreements. Such agreements are enforced because the law acknowledges the rights of spouses to make autonomous decisions about the division of their property on divorce. Yet this book demonstrates that, in the attempt to promote autonomy, other issues, such as imbalance of power between the parties, become obscured. This book offers an academic and practical analysis of the real impact of prenuptial agreements on the relationships of those involved. Using a feminist and contractual theoretical framework, it attempts to produce a more nuanced understanding of the autonomy exercised by parties entering into prenuptial agreements. This book also draws on an empirical study of the experiences and views of practitioners skilled in the formation and litigation of prenuptial agreements in New York. Lastly, it explores how the court might address concerns regarding power and autonomy during the drafting and enforcement processes of prenuptial agreements, which in turn may enhance the role that 'prenups' can play in the judicial allocation of spousal property on the breakdown of marriage.

Deathbed Gifts

Author: Andrew Borkowski
Publisher: Blackstone Press
ISBN: 9781854319388
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This book is the first extensive treatment of deathbed gifts in English law to be published. Such gifts are sometimes made by donors who, when facing impending death, transfer their property conditionally on death. It is a fascinating area of the law containing rules which have their origins in Roman Law, and which have continued to be been developed in modern law combining aspects of the laws of succession, trusts and personal property. Deathbed Gifts provides a detailed exposition and analysis of the current rules. It also traces the origins of the law and examines its continued development by the courts. The subject is represented by a rich case law including recent Court of Appeal decisions; a comprehensive summary of the case law is included.

Scenes from an Impending Marriage

Author: Adrian Tomine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780571277704
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The most personal and autobiographical work of Tomine's career, "Scenes from an Impending Marriage" is a charming, delightful token of love.

Nudge

Author: Richard H. Thaler
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300146817
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Thaler and Sunstein offer a groundbreaking discussion of how to apply the science of choice to nudge people toward decisions that can improve their lives without restricting their freedom of choice.

Unleashing the Force of Law

Author: Devyani Prabhat
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137455748
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An interdisciplinary, comparative study of the work of lawyers for civil liberties and basic freedoms, integrating socio-legal theoretical frameworks with insights from political lawyering and social movement literature, in order to trace the professionalization of human rights work and analyse the possibilities and limitations of the rule of law.

Explaining Social Behavior

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107071186
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A substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's critically acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior and the social sciences.

Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods

Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387857648
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Origins We call this book on theoretical orientations and methodological strategies in family studies a sourcebook because it details the social and personal roots (i.e., sources) from which these orientations and strategies flow. Thus, an appropriate way to preface this book is to talk first of its roots, its beginnings. In the mid 1980s there emerged in some quarters the sense that it was time for family studies to take stock of itself. A goal was thus set to write a book that, like Janus, would face both backward and forward a book that would give readers both a perspec tive on the past and a map for the future. There were precedents for such a project: The Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Harold Christensen and published in 1964; the two Contemporary Theories about theFamily volumes edited by Wesley Burr, Reuben Hill, F. Ivan Nye, and Ira Reiss, published in 1979; and the Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Marvin Sussman and Suzanne Steinmetz, then in production.

Family Law in India

Author: K. B. Agrawal
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041132929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth discussion ofthe sources and instruments of family and succession law, the authorities that adjudicateand administer the laws, and issues surrounding the person as a legal entity and the legaldisposition of property among family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, andresidence; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; successionand inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates are alltreated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any situation likely to arise inlegal practice.