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WOMEN'S PROPERTY RIGHTS   23

A married woman may carry on a business of her own in her own name and may sue or be sued without her husband as if she were unmarried.

She is entitled to her own earnings in any business, employment, trade or occupation derived from the exercise of any literary, artistic or scientific skill.

Generally speaking, she may transfer all real or personal property, stocks, securities, etc., without her husband's concurrence.

A husband is only liable for the debts of his wife before marriage to the extent of property belonging to his wife which has come into his possession, and this applies to liability for damages for torts committed by the wife before or after marriage. The Act provides for summary proceedings for the disposal of questions between the husband and wife as to property, and it is sometimes found safer to obtain an order from the court under these provisions so as to remove objections to title.

Where a married woman has a judgment for alimony against her husband, or has been compelled to leave her husband on account of cruelty or for some other cause, which, by law,


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