I. WHAT IS A FAMILY? Descriptive (legal rel) v. normative (moral- should it be/what we feel it is) definitions. Subjective- moral tie, bonds including sexual, unconditional relationships, permanence, religious aspects, mutual care giving and mutual e
WHAT IS A FAMILY? 1. What is a "family?" How open should we be? Formal to informal
Related by blood Parent child Other bonds (time together, shared experiences) People who love each other, caring Living together 2. How do we know what a family is? Wh
FAMILY LAW OUTLINE
I. What is Family?
• What is a family and how do we go about defining it?
Related by blood, parent-child relationships
Other bonds – time spent together, shared experiences
Love/caring, living together, Commitment to the futur