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Inside the Castle:
Law and the Family in 20th Century America
Joanna L. Grossman & Lawrence M. Friedman

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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1

Part One: Tying the Knot: Marriage and Promises to Marry
Chapter One: Marriage and the State 27
Chapter Two: Marriage, Law, and Society: A Tangled Web 51
Chapter Three: Common-Law Marriage 78
Chapter Four: The End of Heart Balm 90

Part Two: Anything Goes: love and romance in a Permissive Age
Chapter Five: The Rise of Sexual Freedom 109
Chapter Six: Cohabitation 121
Chapter Seven: Same-Sex Relationships 142

Part Three: When the Music Stops: Dissolving a Marriage and the Aftermath
Chapter Eight: Untying the Knot: Divorce and Annulment 159
Chapter Nine: Dollars and Sense: The Economic Consequences of Divorce 192
Chapter Ten: Collateral Damage: The Children of Divorce 215

Part Four: The Old and the New Generation
Chapter Eleven: The Extended Family: Elder Law and the Law of Inheritance 235
Chapter Twelve: Parents and Children: Rights and Duties 262
Chapter Thirteen: Whom Do We Belong To? Parentage and the Law 286
Chapter Fourteen: Chosen People: Adoption and the Law 305

Conclusion: Into the Void 330
Notes 333
Index 423

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