Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Harry D. Krause,David D. Meyer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314144416

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 1319

Family law draws from constitutional law as well as from criminal law, conflict laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. This comprehensive review inspects the creation of marriage relationships, spousal rights and obligations, parent and child relationships, marriage termination, and the economic consequences of divorce.

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Tony Wragg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780421957503

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 118

View: 5295

Tony Wragg explains the basic principles of family law using key cases and statutes to illustrate important issues and points. Model questions and answers are provided as an aid to revision.

Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom

Author: Elaine Scarry

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393089924

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 5846

From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During his impeachment proceedings, Richard Nixon boasted, "I can go into my office and pick up the telephone and in twenty-five minutes seventy million people will be dead." Nixon was accurately describing not only his own power but also the power of every American president in the nuclear age. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon each contemplated using nuclear weapons—Eisenhower twice, Kennedy three times, Johnson once, Nixon four times. Whether later presidents, from Ford to Obama, considered using them we will learn only once their national security papers are released. In this incisive, masterfully argued new book, award-winning social theorist Elaine Scarry demonstrates that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon—a possibility that remains very real even in the wake of the Cold War—deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with the deliberative principles of democracy. According to the Constitution, the decision to go to war requires rigorous testing by both Congress and the citizenry; when a leader can single-handedly decide to deploy a nuclear weapon, we live in a state of “thermonuclear monarchy,” not democracy. The danger of nuclear weapons comes from potential accidents or acquisition by terrorists, hackers, or rogue countries. But the gravest danger comes from the mistaken idea that there exists some case compatible with legitimate governance. There can be no such case. Thermonuclear Monarchy shows the deformation of governance that occurs when a country gains nuclear weapons. In bold and lucid prose, Thermonuclear Monarchy identifies the tools that will enable us to eliminate nuclear weapons and bring the decision for war back into the hands of Congress and the people. Only by doing so can we secure the safety of home populations, foreign populations, and the earth itself.

Failure to Flourish

How Law Undermines Family Relationships

Author: Clare Huntington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190212209

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 4690

Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the legal system makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships, exacerbating the growing inequality in America. Failure to Flourish contends that we must re-orient the legal system to help families avoid crises and, when conflicts arise, intervene in a manner that heals relationships. To understand how wrong our family law system has gone and what we need to repair it, Failure to Flourish takes us from ancient Greece to cutting-edge psychological research, and from the chaotic corridors of local family courts to a quiet revolution under way in how services are provided to families in need. Incorporating the latest insights of positive psychology and social science research, the book sets forth a new, more emotionally intelligent vision for a legal system that not only resolves conflict but actively encourages the healthy relationships that are at the core of a stable society.

Die Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften

Author: Jürgen Basedow,Peter Dopffel,Klaus J. Hopt

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161473180

Category: Law

Page: 423

View: 6634

English summary: This work contains a comparative report on the law relating to same-sex couples drawn up by the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law to advise the German Ministry of Justice on impending legislation. National reports deal with the legislation of the Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, France, Spain and with the present situation in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Further reports describe the position taken by the Catholic and Protestant churches and analyze the current state of relevant research on human sexuality and social psychology. The work concludes with a comparative evaluation and recommendations. German description: Sollte in Deutschland ein Gesetz zur Regelung der Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften erlassen werden? Welchen Inhalt konnte ein solches Gesetz haben?Dieser Band enthalt im wesentlichen das umfangreiche rechtsvergleichende Gutachten, das das Max-Planck-Institut fur auslandisches und internationales Privatrecht im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums der Justiz zu diesen Fragen erstattet hat. Ausfuhrliche Berichte beschaftigen sich mit der einschlagigen Gesetzgebung in den nordischen Landern, den Niederlanden, in Frankreich und Spanien und untersuchen den Stand der Entwicklung in Grossbritannien und den USA. Da es um ein Problem geht, das auch wichtige sexualethische, medizinisch-sexualwissenschaftliche sowie familien- und entwicklungspsychologische Fragen beruhrt, stellen Theologen die Positionen der katholischen Kirche sowie der evangelischen Kirchen Deutschlands und anderer europaischer Lander dar. Zwei weitere Gutachten berichten uber den gegenwartigen Stand der internationalen Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Sexualwissenschaft und der Entwicklungs- und Familienpsychologie. Das Werk schliesst mit einem Abschnitt, der eine rechtsvergleichende Gesamtwurdigung und Empfehlungen an den Gesetzgeber enthalt.

Handbook of Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

Author: Mark A. Fine,John H. Harvey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317824202

Category: Education

Page: 696

View: 4114

This Handbook presents up-to-date scholarship on the causes and predictors, processes, and consequences of divorce and relationship dissolution. Featuring contributions from multiple disciplines, this Handbook reviews relationship termination, including variations depending on legal status, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The Handbook focuses on the often-neglected processes involved as the relationship unfolds, such as infidelity, hurt, and remarriage. It also covers the legal and policy aspects, the demographics, and the historical aspects of divorce. Intended for researchers, practitioners, counselors, clinicians, and advanced students in psychology, sociology, family studies, communication, and nursing, the book serves as a text in courses on divorce, marriage and the family, and close relationships.

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

Assessment, Treatment, and Research

Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW,Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101136

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 8054

Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.

Q & A Revision Guide Family Law 2013 and 2014

Author: Ruth Gaffney-Rhys,Chris Barton,Mary Hibbs,Penny Booth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661944

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 4753

Q&A Family Law offers a lifeline to students revising for exams. It provides clear guidance from experienced examiners on how best to tackle exam questions, and gives students the opportunity to practise their exam technique and assess their progress.

Love in a Nutshell

A Novel

Author: Janet Evanovich,Dorien Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429952512

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8310

Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in...all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun.

Canadian Family Law

Author: Julien D. Payne,Marilyn A. Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552211120

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 675

View: 9131

"Canadian Family Law" provides expert insight into most of the fundamental legal issues that confront Canadian families today. This new and expanded edition incorporates recent developments such as same sex marriage. It includes new chapters on spousal support, child support, post-divorce parenting arrangements, and remedies available under provincial and territorial law. The book will be of particular interest to practitioners and to other professionals who require an understanding of the law related to families.

Hillbilly-Elegie

Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4312

Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Bible in a Nutshell, Daily Devotional Version (Large Print Edition)

Author: Sarah V Tinsley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435731131

Category:

Page: 436

View: 5647

The BIBLE IN A NUTSHELL DAILY DEVOTIONAL VERSION gives you a concise and simple way of imprinting in your heart and mind key Bible verses and passages on a daily basis. The 365 readings will take you on an annual journey through all 66 books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Included are introductions to each Bible book, 1000 favorite memory verses, and a prayer relevant to each day's study. Introductory pages provide additional study helps: Bible events in a nutshell, key Bible passages, key Bible stories, Jesus' parables, Jesus' miracles, where to look in the Bible during times of need, and Bible prophecies that foretold Jesus' coming. Enjoy your travels through God's marvelous Word!

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 7833

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

Family Law

Author: Louise Crowley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781858005003

Category: Children

Page: 144

View: 5414

This book presents a detailed yet concise examination of all the main aspects of Irish family law. The clear and thorough manner in which the information is presented will make this an invaluable revision tool for all students of the discipline. The book presents a comprehensive statement and analysis of the following key areas of family law.

Introduction to Family Law

Author: Nancy R. Gallo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401814533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 2934

Readers will find this fictional storyline approach to the study of family law to be a refreshing change. Legal theory, pertinent briefs, and practical exhibits in each chapter mingle with the experiences of a fictional character, Susan, who is a recent graduate in her first paralegal job. Readers are drawn in by the challenges, rewards and humor of a typical family law practice as Susan admirably fulfills her role as interviewer, researcher, writer, and motion and pleadings preparer. They get a flavor for legal trends across the country as cases have been carefully selected from various states. The Ethics Alert feature points to the very real and serious situations that paralegals and attorneys can face. Chapter summaries, review questions, key terms, industry resource lists and valuable online resources assist the reader in better understanding and retaining the wealth of material presented.

Insurance Law in a Nutshell

Author: John F. Dobbyn

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314263759

Category: Law

Page: 503

View: 906

Reliable source on the fundamentals of insurance law covers topics such as insurable interest, risk, insurer defenses, waiver and estoppel, recovery, subrogation, reinsurance, and bonds. In addition, expert analysis provides a sense of the peculiar directions insurance law would take, and their erroneous outcomes, if the pure principles of contract law were applied.

Kindeswohl

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257604521

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 556

Scheidungen, Sorgerecht, Fragen des Kindeswohls – das ist das Spezial­gebiet der Richterin Fiona Maye. In ihrer eigenen, kinderlosen Ehe ist sie seit über dreißig Jahren glücklich. Bis zu dem Tag, als ihr Mann ihr einen schockierenden Vorschlag unterbreitet und ihr ein dringlicher Gerichtsfall vorgelegt wird, in dem es für einen 17-jährigen Jungen um Leben und Tod geht.