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Law Summary

Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men.

Full Text of the Law

Section 30-4-1

Separate property of wife - Property held prior to marriage or acquired after marriage.

All property of the wife, held by her previous to the marriage or to which she may become entitled after the marriage in any manner, is the separate property of the wife and is not subject to the liabilities of the husband.

(Code 1886, �2341; Code 1896, �2520; Code 1907, �4486; Code 1923, �8261; Code 1940, T. 34, �65.)


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