Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ryznar & Stępień-Sporek: "The Harmonization of Matrimonial Property Regimes"

Margaret Ryznar (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law) and Anna Stępień-Sporek (University of Gdańsk School of Law) have posted The Harmonization of Matrimonial Property Regimes on SSRN.  Here is the abstract:

Although family law often differs by jurisdiction, harmonization efforts would make such state laws uniform. In the United States, the major obstacle to the harmonization of family law is the federal system. In the European Union, on the other hand, efforts to harmonize the family laws of member states are increasingly successful. This significant experiment in harmonization offers lessons into the roles of jurisdictional autonomy, cultural relativism, and legal absolutes in society, all of growing importance in an increasingly mobile society and in light of the European Union Commission’s pending proposal for harmonization of matrimonial property regimes.


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With regard to the harmonization movement, I think the adoption of the UCCJEA was a HUGE step in the right direction.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Jun 18, 2012 5:43:37 AM

If one state is going to give full faith and credit to another states laws it would only make sense there should be some harmony between jurisdictions.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Jun 25, 2012 8:37:08 PM

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