Other Legal Consequences of Marriage: Conjugal Rights and Remedies
English law started from the principle that husband and wife should live together. But did that mean that the court should issue orders requiring them to do so? If so, what was to happen if one of them refused to obey? And what did the law do if one spouse wanted the court to order a separation? Supposing that one man seduced another’s wife: should the husband be entitled to recover damages for the loss of the person who cared for him and his house? These were all live issues in the course of the twentieth century, and this chapter examines how law-makers dealt with them.
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