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The Common Law Marriage Contract

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses certain basic issues with respect to the contract forming a common law marriage. These include the nature of the marriage contract, the content of the marital intent, the ... More


Arguments for and Against Common Law Marriage and Cohabitation Law

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter, addressed primarily to legislative bodies considering repealing or enacting common law marriage or other cohabitation legislation, discusses the reasons that support these legal ... More


The Reception of Common Law Marriage in the United States

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines common law marriage in the United States. Topics discussed include the origins of common law marriage, American reception of common law marriage in the 1800s and early 1900s, ... More


Informal Marriages in Canon Law

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses informal marriages under canon law. It considers the influence of Roman law, and traces the evolution of canon law understanding of marriage from the Middle Ages to the Council ... More


Cohabitation, Holding Out, and Reputation as Spouses

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines how cohabitation in American law is assigned a different function as a requisite, i.e., as a necessary requirement for the establishment of a common law marriage in addition to ... More


Common-Law Marriage

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter describes the adventures—and the decline and fall—of the doctrine of common-law marriage in the twentieth century. A common-law marriage was an informal, but perfectly legal, marriage. ... More


Common Law Marriage and Cohabitation Law

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the demographic developments during the last thirty years. It considers the legal solutions for unmarried cohabiting couples that, in a number of countries, ... More


Implied Marriage Agreements

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on several aspects concerning inferred agreements in relation to marriage contracts. Section 7.2 addresses the reasons for accepting inferred agreements, with the establishment ... More


The Constitutive Requisites in the Future

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on a critical discussion concerning the different constructions of the constitutive elements and presumptions applicable in the establishment of a common law marriage and a ... More


Legal Capacity and Common Law Marriage

Göran Lind

in Common Law Marriage: A Legal Institution for Cohabitation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366815
eISBN:
9780199867837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366815.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses legal capacity requirements in common law marriage. It focuses on two requirements: first, the parties must have reached a certain age to establish a common law marriage; and, ... More


Friendship, Marriage-Like Relationships, and Informal Marriage

SANFORD N. KATZ

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264346
eISBN:
9780191718502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264346.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses issues of establishing adult relationships, including friendship and informal marriage, and how individuals have attempted to regulate their upcoming marriage by entering into ... More


Family Law in America

Sanford N. Katz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199759224
eISBN:
9780199364800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759224.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

For many years family law was viewed as a study of the regulation of clearly defined relationships of husband and wife and parent and child. In the case of husband and wife, it was ... More


Friendship, Marriage-Like Relationships, and Informal Marriage

Sanford N. Katz

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197554319
eISBN:
9780197554340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197554319.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses issues of establishing adult relationships, including friendship and informal marriage, and how individuals have attempted to regulate their upcoming marriage by entering into ... More


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