This book describes and analyses the different legal approaches and policy discussion regarding cohabitation in the Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland). It looks at historical developments, general private law principles, division of property on separation or death of one cohabitant, inheritance, and the regulations concerning children born to cohabitants. It concludes by proposing principles for the regulation of the financial circumstances of cohabitants.
Chapter 1. The Development of Cohabitation and Cohabitation Law in the Nordic Countries (p. 1)Goran Lind
Chapter 6. The Distinctive Legal Nature of Cohabitation Relationships and the Need for Legislation (p. 241)Tone Sverdrup
Chapter 7. Discussion of Legal Policy: Principles for Regulating Cohabitation Relationships (p. 267)Ingrid Lund-Andersen
References (p. 283)
About the Authors (p. 289)
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