American Women's Legal Status

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P. F. Collier, 1905 - 431 Seiten
In the first of three sections, the author discusses women's legal status in areas such as marriage, property, and investments. The second and third parts offer advice to girls and boys respectively on the topic of work.
 

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Seite 110 - New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin Total 732 686 i.
Seite 138 - Upon the death of the husband, onehalf of the community property goes to the surviving wife, and the other half is subject to the testamentary disposition of the husband...
Seite 184 - ... Every homestead of not exceeding forty acres of land, and the dwelling house thereon, and the appurtenances to be selected by the owner thereof, and not included in any town plat...
Seite 73 - ... utter desertion continued for three consecutive years next prior to the filing of the libel, gross and confirmed habits of intoxication...
Seite 187 - If a homestead has been selected from the community property, it may be assigned to the innocent party, either absolutely, or for a limited period, subject, in the latter case, to the future disposition of the court, or it may, in the discretion of the court, be divided, or be sold and the proceeds divided.
Seite 15 - The children of persons who have been duly naturalized, being under the age of twenty-one years at the time of the naturalization of their parents, shall, if dwelling in the United States, be considered as citizens thereof. Citizens' Children Who Are Born Abroad. — The children of persons who now are or have been citizens of the United States...
Seite 55 - It is also declared that the wife owes fidelity and obedience to the husband, and that she is obliged to live with him. In California and Louisiana it is declared that the husband and wife contract toward each other obligations of mutual respect, assistance, fidelity, and support. In California and the Dakotas it is declared that the husband may choose any reasonable place or mode of living, and the wife must conform thereto; while Louisiana declares that the wife is bound to live with her...
Seite 64 - Adultery; fraudulent contract; wilful desertion for three years, with total neglect of duty; seven years' absence, during all which period the absent party has not been heard from; habitual intemperance; intolerable cruelty; sentence to imprisonment for life; or any infamous crime involving a violation of conjugal duty and punishable by imprisonment in the state prison.
Seite 186 - On the death of the husband or wife, or both, the homestead shall descend and vest in like manner as other real property of the deceased, and shall be governed by the same laws of descent and distribution, but it shall not be partitioned among the heirs of the deceased during the life-time of the surviving husband or wife, or so long as the survivor may elect to use or occupy the same as a homestead...
Seite 123 - All dividends payable upon any shares of stock of a corporation held by a married woman may be paid to such married woman, her agent or attorney, in the same manner as if she were unmarried...

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