Maids, Wives And Widows; The Law Of The Land And Of The Various States As It Affects Women

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byRose Falls Bres

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... DIGEST OF THE LAWS OF THE SEVERAL STATES Which Affect the Rights and Interests of Women and Minors Alabama Marr1ed women in Alabama may contract with their husbands and others and their separate property is liable for their obligations, but when the contract is for the mutual benefit of husband and wife then the common property of both is liable. The husband is not liable for the contracts of his wife unless he has participated in them, or their benefits. A married woman may conduct business as a public merchant, if the consent of her husband in writing has been obtained and this written consent is put on record in the Probate Court. With such recorded consent a married woman in Alabama may conduct business, contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued the same as a femme sole. A married woman of eighteen is deemed of full age while the unmarried woman remains a minor until she is twenty-one. With the consent of parents or guardians a girl may marry at seventeen, but without such consent she cannot contract marriage until she is twenty-one years of age. There is no inheritance tax upon property. If the wife survive her husband she takes all of the property, if there are no descendants. If there are children the widow and children share equally. If there are no children the wife takes all of the real estate only if there are neither sisters, brothers, or parents surviving. She is entitled to homestead rights. If the husband survive the wife he takes half of the estate and the descendants, if any, divide the residue, and if there are no descendants he takes all of the estate. At eighteen a woman may dispose by will of her personal property but only after attaining the age of twenty-one years can she dispose of her real estate by will. Divorce will be gr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... DIGEST OF THE LAWS OF THE SEVERAL STATES Which Affect the Rights and Interests of Women and Minors Alabama Marr1ed women in Al...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217861466

ISBN - 13:9780217861465

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