Our website is set to allow the use of cookies. For more information and to change settings click here. If you are happy with cookies please click "Continue" or simply continue browsing. Continue.

Family Law

The leading authority on all aspects of family law

16 MAY 2008

Jackie Jones and Elena Merino-Blanco: The influence of constitutional law on family forms in Germany and Spain

Jackie Jones and Elena Merino-Blanco are Senior Lecturers in Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England.

This article examines the influence of constitutional norms on family forms in Germany and Spain. Marriage, cohabitation, children and how same-sex unions fit in those three themes are looked at in both jurisdictions. While similar constitutional provisions are used by the German and Spanish legislators as a justification for recent developments in family forms, the results, as the article shows, are very different. Inclusion and exclusion of individuals can be achieved, constitutionally, within the same rights discourse.

For the full article see Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol 20, No 1, 2008.

To log on to Family Law Online or to request a free trial click here.

Financial Remedies Handbook

Financial Remedies Handbook

Formerly entitled the Ancillary Relief Handbook this is the first resort for thousands of...

Available in Lexis®Library
Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation

Law and Practice

Covers the law, practice and procedure in respect of FGM and also includes wider contextual...