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Family and Succession Law

International Encyclopaedia for Family and Succession Law

Edited by Prof. Walter Pintens

Editor - Authors Outline - Published monographs

Family and succession law are tightly bound together. Succession law is usually based on kindred relationships as established by family law. The trends established in the marital property laws and succession laws are often a result of developments in family law.

Equality of spouses and of all children, regardless of their descent, is not without consequences for marital property laws and succession law. Therefore, this comprehensive comparative loose-leaf set covers family law together with marital property law and succession law.

In addition to the national monographs that follow the outline below, this subset of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws currently includes a monograph on the European Union. Forthcoming supplements will include international monographs describing the activities of several international organisations in the domain of family and succession law, such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the International Commission on Civil Status.

This set is primarily intended for judges, notaries, lawyers, and registrars of civil status who find themselves in the situation of having to apply foreign laws as a result of international private law's 'applicable law rules'. However, it is also of great value to academics and researchers, for whom it stimulates comparative studies by providing the necessary basic materials on family and succession law.


  • Last modified 09-12-2016