From lack of status to contract : assessing the French Pacte Civil de Solidarité
Probert, Rebecca. (2001) From lack of status to contract : assessing the French Pacte Civil de Solidarité. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Vol.23 (No.3). pp. 257-269. ISSN 0964-9069Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01418030126396
It has been suggested that the nature of marriage could be varied by private contract. In France a similar effect has been achieved by allowing couples to enter into an institution delimited by law but regulated by contract. Thousands of cohabiting couples have chosen to register a Pacte Civil de Solidarité . This suggests a strong desire for a real alternative to marriage and raises important issues about commitment in modern relationships. It is speculated that PaCS is likely to rank below marriage but above cohabitation in terms of relationship quality, stability and protection of the weaker party.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||K Law > K Law (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Domestic relations -- France, Cohabitation agreements -- France, Unmarried couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- France|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law|
|Page Range:||pp. 257-269|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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