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Offit Kurman Attorneys contribute to Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons, 2nd edition

Offit Kurman attorneys, Cheryl L. Hepfer, Ronald L. Ogens, Marjorie Just, Alex M. Allman, Catherine H. McQueen, Sandra A. Brooks, Christopher M. Wachter and Revee Walters co-authored the Maryland and Washington, D.C. chapter in the second edition of Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons, published by European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters.  Cheryl L. Hepfer,  President of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, was asked to contribute the preface. The publication offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the key components of family law across 46 major jurisdictions. Leading practitioners in the field from various countries contributed a chapter each on the law in their respective jurisdictions to the book. With a rise in the geographical mobility of families and the number of international marriages, the consequences of marital breakdown increasingly have a cross-jurisdictional dimension.  This book helps to raise awareness of the complexities involved in dealing with international family law issues and examines the varying details, solutions and problems of controversial family law issues. Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons has become the “must-have” publication for all family and divorce lawyers throughout the world who require a comprehensive and practical guide to the key components of family law across a multitude of major  It is now available to purchase from all Thomson Reuters and Sweet & Maxwell websites and from leading bookshops throughout the world.  Click here to read more or purchase the publication. To find out more about Offit Kurman’s family law practice, click here. Reviews of Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons “This supremely practical book provides basic information on international family law operating in no less than forty-six jurisdictions.  The General Editor was particularly astute to ensure that all these jurisdictions adopted the same template for their presentations. In this busy world the provision of basic legal information in an easily digestible form is what we all seek”. – Lord Justice Thorpe, Head of the Office of International Family Justice “Truly a ‘comparative overview’ as the foreword claims – same questions posed to each jurisdiction – and, as such, truly indispensable to all international family lawyers.” – Tim Amos QC (Queen Elizabeth Building) “This publication will be a tremendous resource for all family lawyers… The fact that the information is provided by so many Fellows of the IAML, who have the knowledge and expertise to identify and favourably resolve international issues, contributes significantly to its value.” -Cheryl Hepfer, President of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)