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Questions about the legal issues of forming, ending and living within a marriage.

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Home community and separate property

Say I buy a home that is worth 200k and I pay down 100k principal of the loan before marriage. After marriage I continue to pay the mortgage. Is what I pay for the mortgage considered community ...
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What's the point of those “spousal privileges” if, as I understand it, no-one can be forced to give a meaningful testimony anyway?

I don't understand this concept called "spousal privilege". Regardless of whether a defendant is a wife or husband in relation to a potential witness, the latter can always refuse to say ...
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Why isn't infidelity considered a tort during divorce settlements?

I've always had the impression that the law is there to be fair and protect a disadvantaged party. Let's say a partner in a marriage falls in love with someone else and divorces their current spouse. ...
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Do you automatically own half the IP created by your spouse?

https://twitter.com/richgel999/status/1334061416433807360 This Twitter thread raised an idea I'd never heard before: that in a marriage intellectual property is jointly owned by the spouses, which ...
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Can I successfully sue an online match making website for matching me with a fraudster? [closed]

Say I used a match making website to find a girl. The website matched our personalities, likes, dislike, etc. It turns out that this women is a fraud. She is drop dead beautiful, but her intention was ...
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Friend is getting a POA to allow marriage on his behalf in another country, is this legit?

Sorry if this is the wrong place but I'm concerned for my friend and want some advice. My friend is from the UK, has a Colombian GF, they are due to get hitched very soon. However, he has told me that ...
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Can the “Promise of leaving country after studies”, part of a student permit request be used to refuse a marriage?

This question concerns Switzerland, but I suppose this can apply to many countries with similar rules. When a foreigner (non-CH or EU citizen) applies for a student (B) permit, this person has to ...
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How long do a man and a woman live together before they are considered common law married?

How long do a man and a woman live together before they are considered common law married in Dallas, Texas?
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Is It Legal to Marry a Jew?

Let's say an Eastern European woman is in Israel on a work visa and a Jewish man, for whatever reason, wants to marry her. Since it is practically speaking illegal to mix in Israel, could they ...
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Do ship captains have the authority to solemnize marriages?

I have seen some works of fiction portraying marriage ceremonies happening on ships, officiated by sea captains (such as a famous scene in the Disney movie At World's End). Is this a tradition outside ...
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How does the legal system operate for dowry death in india?

Some article on dowry death in india. dowry death More than 7,600 women were killed or moved to suicide in 2015 as a result of dowry harassment by their husbands or families-in-law, according to India’...
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Update a dead person's situation in Italy - Who can do it?

My great-grandfather was born in Italy and emmigrated from there when he was 16 years old. He married and died in Brazil, and his daughter (also born in Brazil) is my grandmother. To obtain an ...
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What happens in Canada if a divorce invalidates in Iran?

Thank you for reading this and your help. A man, let's say mr. X has divorced his wife (with some fraud) in Iran and move to Canada with a work permit. The woman, let's name her Ms. Y, has ...
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In British India, was abducting a Hindu girl and then marrying her considered legal?

When the Indian Subcontinent used to be a British Colony, was it legal for a Hindu man to abduct a girl and marry her? I think the British applied different laws to followers of different religions so ...
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My Girlfriend is Canadian and I'm American, we want marry, but she's not ready to live in th US

My girlfriend and I want to get married. She's Canadian but with the option of dual citizenship, she would live in Canada for a few more months until we have everything sorted in the United States, ...
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Can a Christian convert marry a non-Christian girl under Indian Christian Marriage Act?

I am a Christian in India who recently got converted from Hinduism. I am in love with a woman who's a Hindu. I was thinking about marrying her in the Church I am a member of, but she pointed out that ...
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Does spousal privilege apply in the case of criminal conspiracy?

My understanding is that attorney-client privilege does not apply if the attorney and client are conspiring to commit a crime. My understanding is the basis for nullification is the theory that the ...
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Void marriage petetion

Marsh married to suleka on 3rd Jan and this is a arranged marriage and it was forced family marriage for marsh. Again on next Feb Marsh registered perry who's his lover and both have forged witness ...
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Does spousal privilege extend to a suitor when CHURCH (catholic, baptist, free, et al) teachings are involved? [closed]

How can the legal system hurt one individual for following church teachings if both of them are of the same religion? In War Games the quote "The only way to win is to not play the game" (let a ...
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Adoption niece and uncle marriage

Im needing some advice for my sister who is dead set on trying to figure out a way to try to marry her fiancee who is her uncle. But my sister is 29 yrs old and she was adopted in tx at 17 and ive ...
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Is a forced marriage which was performed abroad recognized in the United Kingdom?

My girlfriend is from the United Kingdom. A few months ago she was forced to marry another person and the entire thing was done in Pakistan. Will the marriage be recognized in the United Kingdom?
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How do I prevent my forced marriage?

I'm an 18 year old girl in Philippines studying in a college. My father wanted me to marry to someone and already arranged it without even asking me. But I don't want to marry. I'm 18 now, can law ...
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I'm a digital painter, will the art I make be 50% owned by my spouse after marriage?

If I make art like digital paintings, will my spouse own the original files? What about copies of the originals being sold? Is it possible that whatever I do with my creativity can be owned by my ...
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Remarriage after divorce

I just had a question about remarrying after a divorce. Is it legally required to show a divorce decree at the time of remarriage? Also how would it effect the marriage registration if one didn't ...
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Why doesn't the law allow a “test-drive” of a child bride before marriage? [closed]

I was just wondering, suppose a 40 year old man really loves a 15 year old girl and wants to marry her and the feeling is mutual between them. The parents of the girl give pre-approval for the couple ...
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What legal consequences might reasonably arise from marking marriage status on tax forms incorrectly?

I want to get married through a confidential marriage license (I'm a California resident), but I don't want my accountant to know (for annoying family reasons). If he later goes through my tax forms ...
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Can my sister-in-law be barred from my parents' will? [duplicate]

My sister-in-law is a horrible person, and I was wondering what would happen if my brother passed away after my parents' will was already executed. In the event my brother passed first, it's obvious I ...
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Marriage between two brothers and related situations

Incest (for example between a brother and sister) seems to be illegal in most countries. The main (and only?) argument for that is that there is a high probability that the children might be ...
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What legal protections exist for people entering into polyamorous relationships in the United States?

Polyamorous relationships exist when at least one partner in a relationship has additional partners. Consider the following hypothetical arrangement: Person A is married to Person B. Person B has a ...
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On Irish marriage property and divorce law circa 1939

My questions arise from a scenario in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, published in 1939, and hence pertain to Irish law around or before 1939. As a young Dublin girl, Anna inherits property from her ...
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Do “homewrecker” laws exist in any other western country than United States?

I was reading this article A North Carolina man just won U$S 750,000 lawsuit after suing his wife lover which mentions men earning figures such as U$S 750,000 or even U$S 8,800,000 for suing his wife'...
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How inherited Property Assets Split in a Divorce in Ontario, Canada

I cannot find any detains on how Ontario law Deals with the splitting of assets in a divorce. I am specifically interested in if their are any exemptions to inherited family property (a farm owned by ...
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How many legal wives does Winston Blackmore have?

On wikipedia it says Winston's father only had one legal wife: Anne Mae was the first of Ray's six wives, and the only wife he was legally married to. Winston's father only had one "formal wife", ...
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International marriage and divorce law (Australian marrying a non-Australian)

If an Australian marries a non-Australian outside of Australia, what is the legal status of their marriage in Australia and the implications for the Australian party in the unfortunate event of ...
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If I have access to some else's Whatsapp, can I use it as evidence?

I have a client who asked me the following question. Her husband gave her access to his Whatsapp as a trust exercise. She then used it to open Whatsapp web on her computer and follow the ...
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Concurrent polygamy

Polygamy, as explained by dictionaries, means "married to more than one person at the same time". In nations where polygamy is deemed illegal, laws often include terms preventing a person from ...
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If a USA citizen marries a foreign citizen who has a kid from a previous marriage [closed]

I have a niece who is divorced and we want her to get rehabilitated and one possibility is that she may marry a USA citizen. She has a 11-year-old son from a previous marriage. I looked in Google ...
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Can co-parents-in-law marry? For example, a husband's father and a wife's mother

In the The Simpsons episode, Lady Bouvier's Lover, Marge's mom dates Homer's dad. Here, Homer and Marge are characters who are married. If he marries your mother, Marge, we'll be brother and sister!...
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How does bigamy affect a UK Spouse Visa?

I am a British citizen. I sponsored my 'husband' for a spouse visa but found out he's already married in the USA. His legal wife notified Home Office. I knew he was in a relationship but not that he ...
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Does marriage speed up the green card process?

I have a friend that doesn’t have legal US documents, but who got married about a year ago to a US citizen. As far as I know, he hasn’t ever applied for a greed card or anything like that. Now that he ...
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I'm a Canadian Citizen and want to marry an American Citizen, but still live in Canada

I'm just wondering if I am able to marry an American citizen if I'm Canadian, and still reside in Canada, while he will still reside in USA. We are not able to move abroad for probably a few years, at ...
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Are there non-marriage legal arraignments with similar protections in Montana?

My brother-in-law lives in Montana with his son and the sons mother. For personal reasons he doesn't want to get married, and in part that has to do with divorce. On the other hand, if something ...
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How to preserve resources while trying to solidify a shaky marriage

My wife and I have been married for a few years and have a prenup which essentially states that all inherited property and previously declared property is "personal" and "community property" is ...
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A man killed my son and married one of the witnesses. Can the witness's statements still be used in court against him?

In Florida a career felon, who is a complete stranger to my son, killed my son. He is being prosecuted for this crime in a state court in Florida. There are two witnesses. One of them is the the ...
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At what point is a marriage lawful?

When my sister got married, at the rehearsal the celebrant said he had to be careful what he said and when because if he said 'too much' they would end up married sooner than they planned. Although ...
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In Europe, is it legal to have a fully consentual open marriage? (specifically sexual relationships with other couples)

As per the title : In Europe, is it legal to have a fully consentual open marriage? (specifically sexual relationships with other couples) The question comes from the legal basis that in theory ...
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Marriage certificate only shows maiden name

Before my husband and I got married, we filed for a marriage license at the court house, and it specifically had a line item for "name after marriage", in which I took my husband's last name. However, ...
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Marrying a US citizen without applying for a green card

I am on a J1 Visa but will marry a US citizen in December, 6 Months before my J1 expires. I do not want to apply for a Green Card afterwards, instead I want to go back home to study. Will I legally ...
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Why is Age of Consent set at a specific age?

Suppose a 15 year old girl is wed by her own parents to a 30 year old man and she gives her consent. In most US states this marriage will not be recognized and the man would likely be prosecuted for ...
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In Florida, can a 24 year old have relationship with a 17 year old if their relationship started a year earlier?

In Florida, the age of consent is 18, but there is an exception that allows for people up to the age of 23 to have a relationship with someone 16 years and older. (1) A person 24 years of age or ...