Family Law

The Commonwealth Experience: A Survey of Some Commonwealth Jurisdictions

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The ecclesiastical origin of English family law is still discernible, most noticeably in the pace and nature of its reform. The law which the settlers, colonists and administrators took with them around the world was based upon the Anglican Church's conception of acceptable family formation and functioning. In the previous chapters, examples of the way some Commonwealth countries have modified and altered this law to suit their own needs has been described.


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