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

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Is not recognising a marriage based on gender of one person gender-based discrimination?

If a man A wants to marry B (a woman), their marriage will be recognised and certified by the authorities. But if he wants to marry C (a man), their marriage will not not certified. Is it gender-based ...
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Can an incapacitated individual consent to marriage?

A friend was to be married on Saturday afternoon. He suffered a debilitating stroke Saturday morning. Today he can respond to verbal prompts to move his left hand a bit. This occurred in the USA in ...
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Is marriage rejection on the basis of caste a criminal offence?

I am a Brahmin and my girlfriend is Schedule caste, and my parents are denying our marriage because of caste. Will it be considered a criminal offence under Indian caste discrimination law, if any?
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What is the legality of atheist marriage among consanguineous couples in India?

I am preparing an academic report on laws regarding incest in India. Hinduism law and both major schools under Islamic law consider sibling marriage void. A Special Marriage Act was introduced to ...
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Why does the female in a marriage usually get most of the belongings when they divorce?

I can imagine that this is true, but is it actually legally spelled out and motivated? Or is it just what tends to typically happen, for "other reasons"? I've never been married and thus not ...
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Are Ontario municipalities allowed to stop issuing marriage licenses during COVID-19?

Some Ontario cities, such as Waterloo say on their website: "Due to COVID-19, marriage licences will be suspended until further notice." Here is a screenshot, in case the website changes. ...
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Power Of Attorney Over Mom: Step Children versus Biological Son

Backdrop: A Florida woman informally separates from her second husband. They have not lived together for years. The woman a mother had one sole biological son from a prior marriage. She was a step-...
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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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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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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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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 have to be engaged to be married to enter into prenup?

To enter into prenuptial agreement, do you have to be engaged to be married? If jurisdiction matters, USA.
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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 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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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 to determine the marital status of a UK Citizen?

How can I determine the marital status, and any previous marriages, of a UK citizen living in the UK?
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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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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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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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Could marriage of two people who share a half sibling but do not share parents constitute incest?

Suppose that two parents have a child named Sam before divorcing. Sam's father then marries another woman and has a daughter, Daisy, while Sam's mother marries another man and has a son, Matthew. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Adopted “Sisters” trying to get married

My partner and I, now 22, were adopted together when we were 12. The adoption agency believed we were very "sisterly" towards each other and encouraged our adoptive parents to accept both of us into ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Did Alabama legalize gay marriage, or outlaw it?

On 4 March 2016, the Supreme Court of Alabama dismissed a petition by conservative activist group Alabama Policy Institute and a probate judge to halt gay marriages in the state. This was reported by ...
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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 ...