Questions tagged [marriage]

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

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Is spousal immunity affected if one spouse dies?

Disclaimer: I'm a writer trying to figure something out for a story I'm working on, so forgive me if I sound totally insane. Okay. Spousal privilege/immunity. Protects someone from having to testify ...
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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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Does being engaged (to be married) carry any legal significance?

Being married carries specific legal consequences, e.g. spouses typically are treated differently under tax law, divorce property law, inheritance law, have rights regarding medical visitation and ...
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Have wives ever been legally a man's property in the US?

I'm studying A Level English literature at the moment and we are reading The Great Gatsby. I have a teacher who alluded that during the time the text was written, 1925, wives were considered to be a ...
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In Ontario, does it matter which municipality issues the marriage license?

The Ontario government web page tells you how to go to City Hall or a Municipal Office and get a marriage license. However, it doesn't say you can go to whatever municipality you feel like, nor does ...
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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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What are the laws regulating practical polygamy in US?

I can understand that polygamy is illegal. However, some people think that it's simply illegal in a sense that government doesn't recognize it. It's like Sarah can marry anyone she wish but she can't ...
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Would economic and healthcare-related pressure constitute duress in the annulment of a marriage?

I've found the legal definition of duress to be quite well-specified in the case of criminal law, but little of that seems directly applicable to the civil domain. That said, I'm unsure as to if 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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Can whatsapp messages be an evidence?

Please first read this question She sent me messages over whatsapp, Is those messages are valid in Indian and Canadian courts?
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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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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 ...