If you're interested in finding out how other countries approach marriage, marital property, divorce, custody, adoption, guardianship, domicile names, minors, domestic/civil partnerships, intestate succession, testamentry succession, and other similar issues, take a look at the Zief Library's new book, International Encyclopedia of Laws: Family and Succession Law (K 670 F35 Law Stacks). Each chapter deals with a different jurisdiction and summarizes that country's approach to the major issues of family and succession law.
Each country's discussion also includes a brief general overview of the legal system and a list of other useful books and articles.
So far the set covers the Council of Europe, the European Union, the Inernational Commission on Civil Status, and 20 countries, from Australia to Zambia. The publisher will add more chapters on other countries from time to time.