Chapter 31: Marriage
Chapter Overview: Ready to Learn?
Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman. It is also a civil contract that comes into existence as soon as the couple becomes engaged. The marriage contract changes a couple’s legal status, and the law gives both husband and wife new rights and duties, which are intended to give both parties protection. People who live together without being married do not receive this special protection. As you study this chapter, it is important to realize that marriage is a contract that is impacted by a variety of laws and restrictions.
Legal Web Links: Need to Know More?
Surf the Internet for legal Web links.
A Web site providing information about the history of marriage.
Self-Check Quizzes:Test Tomorrow?
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