Defense of Marriage Act: Update to Prior Report: GAO-04-353R
- Bigamists meet polygamists: Confronting the popular image of bigamists in Canadian society. M�thot, M�lanie // History of the Family (Elsevier Science);2007, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p169
Abstract: In 1985, the Canadian Law Reform Commission recommended to keep both polygamy and bigamy as criminal offences. Its rational to still outlaw polygamy rested on the grounds that such an accommodation would support patriarchal religious practices denigrating women, while bigamy as a...
- Demise of Ken & Barbie: Is divorce on the horizon? McCurley, Mary Johnson // Fort Worth Business Press;4/2/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 14, p22
Discusses the establishment of common-law marriage in Texas. Requirements for common-law marriage; Ways to prove a couple's intention to be married; Conditions where direct evidence of an agreement to be married is unnecessary.
- `I told you so.' Weissenstein, Eric // Modern Healthcare;1/17/97, Vol. 27 Issue 46, p2
Criticizes the unpublicized draft report of the General Accounting Office of the United States. Criticism on the insufficient advice of parties to community concerning charitable assets; Hospital conversion issues acknowledged in the report; Reason why the draft report was not released.
- DISTRESS AND DIVORCE: ESTABLISHING CUTOFF SCORES FOR THE MARITAL STATUS INVENTORY. Whiting, Jason B.; Crane, D. Russell // Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal;Jun2003, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p195
This study was designed to identify Marital Status Inventory (MSI) scores that could be used as cutoff points for degrees of marital distress. Cutoff scores are useful in clinical work as a way to estimate degrees of marital distress, differentiate couples for treatments, and to provide...
- DOMESTIC RELATIONS: RIGHTS AND REMEDIES OF THE PUTATIVE SPOUSE. Diehl, Joseph W. // California Law Review;Dec49, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p671
Explores the existence of the putative spouse status in California and its effect on the property rights of the parties. Requirements for putative spouse status; Doctrine of quasi community property; Rights of a putative spouse in the jointly accumulated property.
- Rechtsnatur, Rechtsgrund und Zurechnungselement der Unterhaltsbeziehungen zwischen geschiedenen Ehegatten nach dem 1. Gesetz zur Reform des Ehe- und Familienrechts Schumacher, Klaus // Zeitschrift fï¿½r Sozialreform;nov1976, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p641
The article explicates in detail the contents and ramifications of Das Erste Gesetz zur Reform des Ehe- und Familienrechts (1. EheRG - First Law for the Reform of Marriage and Family Law). The author focuses on the legal provisions dealing with the duties of maintaining a spousal livelihood in...
- The Evolution of the American Family. Joslin, Courtney G. // Human Rights;Summer2009, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p2
The article presents information on the evolution of family structure and laws in the U.S. At the time of the founding of the U.S., with the exception of Blacks who were legally prohibited from marrying in most of the South, a family consisting of a husband, a wife, and their biological children...
- DIVORCE--SPOUSAL SUPPORT: BY ABOLISHING THE DISADVANTAGED SPOUSE DOCTRINE, THE NORTH DAKOTA SUPREME COURT RECONSTRUCTS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REHABILITATIVE SPOUSAL SUPPORT SACK V. SACK, 2006 ND 57, 711 N.W.2D 157. Elsberry, Elizabeth // North Dakota Law Review;2007, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p1413
The article examines the requirements for rehabilitative spousal support, with an emphasis on the case of Sack v. Sack in North Dakota. It explores the origin of the spousal support which is also known as alimony, and explains the development of the use of the Ruff-Fischer guidelines. The...
- SUPREME COURT OF CANADA SETS STAGE FOR MARRIAGE LITIGATION BUT DECLINES TO ANSWER KEY CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION. Wintemute, Robert // Lesbian -- Gay Law Notes;Jan2005, p1
Focuses on marriage litigation set by the Supreme Court of Canada. Definition of marriage; Refusal of the Supreme Court to answer constitutional question; Federal constitutional jurisdiction over capacity to marry.