This volume contains detailed information on the law on ‘informal relationships’ in 28 European jurisdictions. An informal relationship refers to a relationship that is not formalised as a marriage or as a registered partnership/civil union between a couple. The expert members of the CEFL have drafted national reports on the basis of a detailed questionnaire. This book integrates all the responses in order to provide an overview and a straightforward simultaneous comparison of the different solutions chosen within national systems. On the basis of this reliable and comprehensive comparative material the CEFL will be able to draft Principles of European Family Law on Informal Relationships.
Questionnaire (p. 1)
A. GENERAL (p. 11)
B. STATISTICS AND ESTIMATIONS (p. 293)
C. DURING THE RELATIONSHIP (p. 461)
D. SEPARATION (p. 697)
E. DEATH (p. 849)
F. AGREEMENTS (p. 975)
G. DISPUTES (p. 1099)
‘... the European Family Law Series [plays] an important role in informing lawyers across Europe and beyond about developments in other jurisdictions, and in continually assessing the potential for hamonisation in the field.’
Brian Sloan in Rabels Zeitschrift 74 (2010)
The European Family Law series is dedicated to the harmonisation and unification of family and succession law in Europe. The series includes comparative legal studies and materials as well as studies on the effects of international and European law making within the national legal systems in Europe.
The series is published under the auspices of the Organising Committee of the Commission on European Family Law:
- Professor Katharina Boele-Woelki (The Netherlands),
- Professor Frédérique Ferrand (France),
- Professor Cristina González Beilfuss (Spain),
- Professor Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg (Sweden),
- Professor Nigel Lowe (United Kingdom),
- Professor Dieter Martiny (Germany) and
- Associate Professor Velina Todorova (Bulgaria).
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