The American Legal Directory: A Selected List of the Leading Lawyers and Law Firms of the United States and Canada ...

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1918 - Lawyers
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Includes marriage and divorce laws of England and U.S.

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Page 195 - And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Page 197 - For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery : but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.
Page 198 - When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her : then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
Page 244 - ... shall be deemed or adjudged to be void, nor shall the validity thereof be in any way affected, on account of any want of jurisdiction or authority...
Page 219 - All marriages between parents and children, including grand-parents and grand-children of every degree; between brothers and sisters of the one half as well as the whole blood; and between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews, are declared to be incestuous, and absolutely void. This section shall extend to illegitimate as well as to legitimate children and relations.
Page 199 - Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives : but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery : and whoso marricth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
Page 214 - ... justify divorce. It is both just and reasonable, therefore, that the differences of married people should be adjusted in accordance with the laws of the community to which they belong, and dealt with by the tribunals which alone can administer those laws. An honest adherence to this principle, moreover, will preclude the scandal which arises when a man and woman are held to be man and wife in one country and strangers in another.
Page 217 - From the foregoing, and from many other English authorities which we have examined but deem it unnecessary to cite, we conclude that, while there was some practice to the contrary in respect of decreasing damages, the established practice and the rule of the common law, as it existed in England at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, forbade the court to increase the amount of damages awarded by a jury in actions such as that here under consideration.
Page 235 - ... when either party has been sentenced to confinement at hard labor for life or for five years or more in the state, prison or in a jail or house of correction...
Page 199 - He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

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