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The Psychology of Family Law$
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Eve Brank

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479865413

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479865413.001.0001

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Getting, Being, and Staying Married

Getting, Being, and Staying Married

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(p.42) 3 Getting, Being, and Staying Married
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The Psychology of Family Law
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Eve M. Brank

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479865413.003.0004

Marriage changes the legal status of a relationship in a unique way. Individuals’ adjusting to such a changes can be supported by active premarital education or counselling. Additionally, there are legal requirements to effect the status change of going from nonmarried to married. Those requirements are rather simple and generally only require a license and solemnization. One exception is that of the narrowly defined common law marriage. Being married brings with it a number of legal privileges and protections, and also responsibilities and liabilities. For example, there are marital privileges related to property, taxes, medical decisions, torts, and evidence. In the instance of spousal rape, there is a marital privilege for the perpetrator but not the victim.

Keywords:   Counselling, Education, Pre-marital, Solemnization, License, Marital privilege

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