3. Economic effects of family in the 21st century

Leading Researcher: Helena Mota / Rute Teixeira Pedro

In the last decades, there have been significant changes in family forms and in the legal framework applicable to them. As a consequence, it is important to reflect on the patrimonial component of family legal relations. Bearing in mind marital relationship, affiliation relationship and de facto union relationships, we will consider the signs of a persistent patrimonialisation of the family.
The research will respect the legal regime applicable to economic effects of family, from a national perspective, but also from an international perspective.
The outcomes to be pursued include:
- Organization of international conferences;
- Publications:
- Organization of a Master course regarding Family and Succession Law
A Master course regarding Family and Succession law subjects, and other issued related with the legal protection of persons during their life and at the occasion of their death is being prepared.

As part of this project, CIJE hosted, on November 22, 2019, the International Colloquium The Management of Family Heritage. National and international aspects. National and international aspects were debated, to which jurists, academics and specialists from prestigious institutions such as the University of S. Paulo, the University of Córdoba, the University of Coimbra, the Catholic University of Porto and the University of Minho were invited.

Mota, Helena, Casamento e património nas relações privadas internacionais, Coimbra, Almedina, 2020
RED — Revista Electrónica de Direito, n.º 2 (June) 2020, vol 22, CIJE/FDUP, Porto