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    Family Law Quarterly Vol. 53, No. 4: Winter 2020

    Family Law Quarterly Vol. 53, No. 4: Winter 2020

    Family Law Quarterly Vol. 53, No. 4: Winter 2020

    A review of the year 2018–2019 in family law.

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    The Year 2019 in Review

    Editor’s Note
    I am thrilled to welcome FLQ's new Editor in Chief, New York Law School Professor Lisa Grumet.

    Review of the Year 2018–2019 in Family Law: Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Issues Abound
    By Linda D. Elrod & Robert G. Spector
    In 2019, many families crossed state or country boundaries, and a number of cases required applicable-law determinations and also resolution of jurisdictional questions, especially those raised by uniform laws such as the UCCJEA.

    Proceedings Under the Hague Child Abduction Convention: 2018–2019
    By Robert G. Spector
    Most U.S. international family law litigation involves the Hague Child Abduction Convention and its implementing legislation, the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. Federal and state courts have concurrent jurisdiction to decide a request to return a child.

    To Hear or Not to Hear: Reasoning of Judges Regarding the Hearing of the Child in International Child Abduction ProceedingsBy Tine Von Hof, Sara Lembrechts, Francesca Maoli, Giovanni Sciaccaluga, Thalia Kruger, Wouter Vandenhole & Laura Carpeneto
    This article brings a large sample of empirical data gathered from 938 national cases and 62 transnational cases to the debate over why judges may refuse to hear a child in return proceedings and whether the results are consistent with States' legal obligations.

    Charts 2019: Family Law in the Fifty States, D.C., and Puerto Rico
    FLQ's annual summary of changes in family law, presented in six charts.

    Review of the Year 2019 in Family Law: Case Digests
    A roundup of recent, important family law cases.

    Annual Survey of Periodical Literature
    By Kendra Huard Fershee
    This Survey highlights the variety and depth of family law research produced in 2018-19.

    Index to Volume 53

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