Benefits of Membership

Family law issues are not always confined to one country or one jurisdiction. Marriages or domestic partnerships between people from different countries are quite common, and people move from one country to another in the course of their lives together. Understanding the family laws of other countries may therefore be important in making choices about where to bring proceedings or in disputes about which jurisdiction will hear the dispute.

Understanding developments and approaches in other countries is also important in devising government policies that affect families. It may also assist judges in deciding cases. While the law of every jurisdiction is different, the various countries of the world are often grappling with similar problems. Creative and effective solutions developed in one country may be adapted for use in another. Problems in legislation or practice in one country may serve as warnings to other jurisdictions about what may not work so well. 
Full members have the following benefits:
  • Reduced rates for attendance at international and regional ISFL conferences 
  • A free copy of the International Survey of Family Law that comes out each year.
  • A periodic email newsletter 
  • Access to the membership directory and other material on the website that is only for members.

Associate Members pay a reduced subscription fee and have the same benefits as full members except that they do not receive the International Survey of Family Law. Only full members are eligible to stand for office in the Society.


Professor Garrison
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