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Assessing the Argument for Specialized Courts: Evidence from Family Courts in Spain

Nuno Garoupa, Natalia Jorgensen and Pablo Vazquez

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 24, issue 1, pages 54-66
Published in print April 2010 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online November 2009 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebp012
Assessing the Argument for Specialized Courts: Evidence from Family Courts in Spain

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Specialized courts have become a key component of the legal reform packages implemented in civil law countries, particularly, in the area of family law. One argument for this policy is that they are able to reach a decision faster than the regular courts, which are normally congested. We use data from a survey of Spanish family courts in the region of Madrid to test this claim. After controlling for other relevant variables, the econometric results did not provide strong support for specialized courts.

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Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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