VI. Trust and Other Equitable Remedies in Common Law Countries
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A. General

87. Historical development. – In the common law countries there exists a long tradition of settling disputes within relationships by using a variety of instruments found beyond family law; this is due to the fact that anglo-american matrimonial property law started out wi…

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Ingeborg Schwenzer, “VI. Trust and Other Equitable Remedies in Common Law Countries”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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