The Family, Law and Society series brings together, in a five volume collection, the most significant articles and papers in key aspects of family law from an international perspective. Over the past two decades virtually all areas of family law have undergone major doctrinal and theoretical changes - from the definition of marriage and the financial and parenting consequences of divorce, to the legal construction of parenthood. An equally important set of changes has transformed the resolution of family disputes. Inter-disciplinary in its approach, this series not only draws together key law texts, but also scholarly articles from the fields of sociology, social administration, politics, and psychology. Taken together, these five volumes provide an invaluable resource to students and scholars around the world interested in all aspects of family law.
Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London. His research interests are in cultural pluralism in particular in relation to the rights of children and in medical ethics particularly in relation to medically assisted reproduction.He has published in the areas of Family Law, Child Law and Policy, Children's Rights, Medicine, Ethics and the Law and Medical Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory. He is the author of over 40 books, editor of a large number of international journals and a Fellow of the British Academy.