EFL 25% off



To mark the 50th volume in the European Family Law series, we are running a discount for 50 days. Get 25% off + free shipping for the following books and eBooks in the series! 

Discount will run from 31 March 2021 - 20 May 2021. Please note the discount only applies to books that are already published, and purchased through the Intersentia website. 

The European Family Law series is dedicated to the harmonisation and unification of family and succession law in Europe. It is published under the auspices of the Organising Committee of the Commission on European Law.



  1. This book brings together a range of views on the reciprocal influences of substantive and private international law in the fields of family and succession law. It outlines some key elements of this interplay in selected jurisdictions and provides a basis for discussion and future work on the reciprocal influences of domestic and European law.
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    €59.25 €79.-

  1. This book is a comprehensive analysis of the choice of court and choice of law provisions that apply to cross-border family matters and succession in EU private international law.
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    €74.25 €99.-

  1. This book examines the legal and societal challenges facing ageing nations in Europe. With a focus on informal care, it poses the question of how, in light of historical and socio-demographic changes, we can take care of our elderly.
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    €55.50 €74.-

  1. The CEFL has developed a comprehensive and original set of rules which may be a source of inspiration for legislating the rights and duties of couples who have not formalised their relationship. In their provisions on specific issues, the Principles opt for workable solutions which aim to avoid unnecessary hardship and disputes.
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    €52.50 €70.-

  2. This volume contains the contributions delivered at CEFL's sixth international conference, which focused on comparative and international family law in Europe in their respective cultural contexts.
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    €59.25 €79.-

  1. In this book, leading family law experts from 15 European and non-European countries present and explain the history and function of registered partnerships in their own family law systems as well as the role registered partnerships play under the ECHR and under EU law.
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    €73.50 €98.-

  1. The legal situation concerning same-sex couples is far from homogeneous in Europe. This book gives an overview of the formalisation and consequences of same-sex marriage and partnership all over Europe, discusses children’s rights in same-sex relationships and addresses the topic of gender identity.
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    €44.25 €59.-

  1. This book explains and analyses in depth the theory and practice of Article 8 ECHR with respect to family forms and parenthood.
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    €72.- €96.-

  1. The Child’s Interests in Conflict addresses the conflicting demands on children from minority groups or children born to parents of different cultural or faith backgrounds.
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    €43.50 €58.-
  1. Divided Parents, Shared Children

    Publication date: October 23, 2015

    There has been much discussion worldwide on parenting after parental separation, especially on the desirability for the children involved of co-parenting and residential co-parenting.
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    €43.50 €58.-

  1. This book describes and analyses the different legal approaches and policy discussion regarding cohabitation in the Nordic countries.
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    €50.25 €67.-

  1. This volume contains detailed information on the law on ‘informal relationships’ in 30 European countries. An informal relationship refers to a relationship that is not formalised as a marriage or as a registered partnership/civil union between a couple.
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    €104.25 €139.-

  1. European jurisdictions play a central role in intercountry adoption, both as countries of origin for children being placed, and as receiving countries. The question that this book aims to answer is very simple: how can we best protect the rights of these children?
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    €50.25 €67.-

  1. This volume focuses on comparative and international family law in Europe in their respective cultural contexts. The interventions address the new Principles of European Family Law regarding Property Relations between Spouses, the proposed EU private international law regulations for spouses and registered partners for international couples and their property relations, the laws of a growing number of countries which legislate non-formalized r...
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    €54.- €72.-

  1. This book contains the Principles of European Family Law regarding Property Relations between Spouses. In these Principles, the CEFL has developed an all-inclusive set of rules for two matrimonial property regimes: the participation in acquisitions and the community of acquisitions.
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    €60.- €80.-
  1. Reconstructing Marriage

    Publication date: February 1, 2012

    In Reconstructing Marriage - The Legal Status of Relationships in a Changing Society Caroline Sörgjerd explores the essence of the institution of marriage: what is the meaning of marriage today, how has marriage been influenced by the legal recognition of new cohabitation models and what should be the role of the institution of marriage in the future?
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    €60.- €80.-

  1. This book covers five areas of family property law in Europe: Matrimonial Property Law in Europe, Family Contracts – Issues of Autonomy, Protection of Older People in Law, Freedom of Testation and Protection of Family Members, and the Unification of Private International Law. These issues are discussed throughout the book, together addressing the broad question: what might be the future of family property law in Europe?
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    €63.75 €85.-

  1. This volume in the EFL-Series aims at enabling a larger and more contextualised view on succession law, by studying the issue of imperative inheritance law from five different perspectives: legal anthropology, legal history, sociology of law, law and economics, and comparative law. All perspectives are introduced by eminent scholars.
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    €37.50 €50.-

  1. This volume contains detailed information concerning the law on property relations between spouses (matrimonial property law) in twenty-six European jurisdictions.
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    €119.25 €159.-

  1. In these Principles, the CEFL has developed a comprehensive and original set of rules in the field of parental responsibilities based on respect for the rights of the child, non-discrimination and, as far as possible, self-determination. In their provisions on specific issues the Principles opt for solutions which seem to be workable and shall avoid unnecessary hardship and disputes.
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    €45.- €60.-

  1. The Brussels II bis Regulation contains uniform rules for jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility. This book addresses the impact and application of the new rules in the form of national reports.
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    €50.25 €67.-

  1. This book provides an overview of the developments in family law in Europe during the last two millennia. It aims to examine the so-called 'cultural constraints argument', which suggests that family law is unsuitable for harmonisation because the family laws of the European countries are deeply imbedded in their unique national cultures and history.
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    €71.25 €95.-
  1. Model Family Code

    Publication date: October 2, 2006

    This Model Family Code aims at contributing to future discussion on the harmonization, and hopefully even unification of family law. The Model Family Code has attempted to address all aspects of Partnerships and of Parents and Children, which constitute the core areas of any family law. It is elaborated from a global, rather than a European perspective.
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    €36.- €48.-
  1. All's Well that Ends Registered?

    Publication date: October 30, 2005

    This book serves as a reference tool for all those who require information regarding the substantive law rules concerning new forms of non-marital registered relationships in the countries researched, as well as for those interested in the private international law aspects of these relationships.
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    €69.- €92.-

  1. This volume contains twenty-three contributions related to: (1) divorce and maintenance between former spouses, (2) parental responsibilities, (3) informal long-term relationships and (4) the revised Brussels II Regulation.
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    €89.25 €119.-

  1. The CEFL presents its first Principles of European Family Law in the field of divorce and maintenance between former spouses. The Principles aim to bestow the most suitable means for the harmonisation of family laws in Europe. In this respect they may serve as a frame of reference for national, European and international legislatures alike.
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    €22.50 €30.-

  1. This work, thanks to the translation of the rules of Private International Law in the field of family law, provides lawyers, civil servants and consular officers with insight into the applicable rules in international cases. It is hoped that this work will also further contribute to the development of an international legal discourse on the development of family law in other jurisdictions.
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    €36.- €48.-

  1. Is the unification and harmonisation of (international) family law in Europe necessary? Is it feasible, desirable and possible? Reading the different contributions to this book may certainly inspire those who would like to find the right answers to these questions.
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    €69.- €92.-


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