Two new books published by Carolina Academic Press have crossed my desk in recent weeks.  Practical Global Family Law: United States, China and Italy by Janet Leach Richards, Chen Wei and Lorella dal Pezzo compares the
“Wartime Soldier, Conflicted Mom”  by Lizette Alvarez in the New York Times is part of a series of articles on how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have redefined the role of women in the military.  This follows a story by D
Advance Access to the December 2009 issue of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family is now available online.  The issue includes articles on the interrelation of no-fault divorce and premarital contracts (Jens-Uwe Franck);
A disturbing story in the Los Angeles Times by Barbara Demick reports on cases in which family planning officials in China took children from families to place for foreign adoption.  According to the piece, the Chines
My purpose in starting this blog is to collect and share information from all kinds of sources about family law and policy.  My particular focus will be on families that form and extend across international borders.  Family policies have an enormous impact on the lives of women and children in all countries, and should be an important considerat


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