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Law of the Family
Under the continental civil law systems, the law of the family is that area of law that deals with familial obligations such as marriage, annulment, divorce, adoption, child custody, spousal support of children/ancestors and related extra-contractual obligations between family members. Differs greatly between jurisdictions. As an example the French Civil Code still recognizes the man as the head of the family unit where as the more recently revised Civil Code of Québec recognizes the equality of the spouses. See also matrimonial regime, Family law.
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