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The Marital Status

This is an introduction to some of the legal aspects of the husband-wife relationship, including property and support obligations along with a number of issues involving the marital status

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Examine the changing status of the married woman in terms of property rights during marriage and support obligations in the family.
  2. Analyze issues that relate to the marital status, including the use of names, interspousal tort immunity, crimes, and the testimonial privilege.
  3. Explain why it is important to review state laws when considering any legal issues in this area.




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