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Ketubah, The Marriage Contract Under Jewish Law, And Its Application In Secular Legal Systems, Marketa Trimble Jan 2008

Ketubah, The Marriage Contract Under Jewish Law, And Its Application In Secular Legal Systems, Marketa Trimble

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The article presents ketubah, an institute of Jewish law that is unknown in the current Czech academic literature; it describes its evolution and content, and the manner in which secular countries with large Jewish communities deal with it. Throughout the centuries ketubah achieved a standardized format that has been adjusted to local customs. Additionally, there are attempts to use ketubah to solve the problem of agunah – the problem of parties who have obtained a secular divorce but not a divorce under Jewish law because the other party prevented it. Some legal systems, such as those of the State of …


Comparativist Ruminations From The Bayou On Child Custody Jurisdiction: The Uccja, The Pkpa, And The Hague Convention On Child Abduction, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1998

Comparativist Ruminations From The Bayou On Child Custody Jurisdiction: The Uccja, The Pkpa, And The Hague Convention On Child Abduction, Christopher L. Blakesley

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Interstate and international jurisdictional problems are often vexing. They are worse in matters of child custody. In the past, jurisdiction to obtain custody or to modify a custody decree required only presence or domicile. The United States population is transient and custody decisions are subject to modification. The volatility of child custody disputes and the tendency of parents to move to different and separate jurisdictions traditionally caused and continue to cause difficult problems for children, parents, and the legal system. Before the promulgation of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA), it was …


Louisiana Family Law, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1992

Louisiana Family Law, Christopher L. Blakesley

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Child Custody And Parental Authority In France, Louisiana And Other States Of The United States: A Comparative Analysis, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1981

Child Custody And Parental Authority In France, Louisiana And Other States Of The United States: A Comparative Analysis, Christopher L. Blakesley

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