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CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

 

MARRIAGE LAW.

Who may solemnize marriage—Special provisions as to certain denominations—Marriage licenses—Issuers of marriage licenses —Consent of parents—Decree of annulment of marriage—Proof required before issue of licenses — Prohibited degrees—Hours of solemnization—Witnesses.

CHAPTER II

 

PROPERTY RIGHTS OF MARRIED WOMEN.

Married Women's Property Act—Married Women's Conveyances Act—Dower and quarantine—Rights under Devolution of Estates Act—Rights in husband's estate—Disposing of property by will.

 

CHAPTER III

 

MAINTENANCE OF WIVES, CHILDREN AND PARENTS.

 

Deserted Wives' Maintenance Act—Deserted Wives' and Children's Maintenance Act—Parents' Maintenance Act—Old English Statutes—Reciprocal arrangements with other countries.

CHAPTER IV

 

GUARDIANSHIP.

 

Common law—Rights of father—Rights of mother and father respectively—Welfare of children regarded as paramount consideration.

 

CHAPTER V

 

PROTECTION OF WOMEN.

 

Rights of action for wrong—Breach of promise of marriage—Seduction—Female Patients' and Prisoners' Protection Act—Slander of Women.

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