This book provides a comparative legal study of the concept and content of joint parental authority after divorce and the breakup of a relationship in Dutch and Danish law. In addition, the Principles regarding Parental Responsibilities which have been drafted by the Commission on European Family Law are taken into account. The knowledge provided by this study may serve various purposes. Firstly, it contributes to the ongoing debate concerning the convergence of family law in Europe and the related discussions concerning the desirability and feasibility of its harmonisation. Secondly, it provides inspiration for national debates concerning the construction and content of joint parental authority and contact. Finally, it offers a micro-comparative study of the family law systems of Denmark and The Netherlands, which to date has never been the subject of a direct comparison.
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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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