Dissolution of marriage in Japan

Authored by: Satoshi Minamikata

Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415640404
eBook ISBN: 9780203796221
Adobe ISBN: 9781134447534


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This chapter outlines the legal issues concerning dissolution of marriage and discusses developments in the law and social trends in contemporary Japan based primarily on the latest statistical data. It mainly focuses on matters arising after 1990 as the breakdown of the bubble economy and subprime mortgage crisis in 2008 brought about serious family problems. The main issues examined here are the grounds for divorce, financial protection after divorce, treatment of a child after divorce, and divorce procedure.

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