Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives of Marital Breakdown

With Special Emphasis on Spain

  • Margit Gaffal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Margit Gaffal
    Pages 1-46
  3. Margit Gaffal
    Pages 173-212
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 213-257

About this book


The book provides a comprehensive overview of the psychosocial and legal aspects of divorce with special reference to the situation in Spain, addressing the grounds for divorce and its impact on parents and children. Theoretical approaches are applied that take into account the psychosocial conditions and the Spanish legislation. Subsequenty, an empirical analysis of preferred custody arrangements reveals some of the current problems that are associated with a joint custody regime. Lastly, the suitability of divorce mediation is examined within the framework of the Spanish legislation.


Adjustment to divorce Divorce mediation Joint custody Legal authority Post-divorce parenting mediation

Authors and affiliations

  • Margit Gaffal
    • 1
  1. 1., Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y SocialeUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaToledoSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13895-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13896-6
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