6 May 2011 0 Comments

California marriage rights

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The California Family Code of Laws give spouses the right to respect, affection, cohabitation and fidelity in their marriage.

In addition, California grants married couples the right to file joint tax returns, make medical decisions for each other, maintain life insurance, inherit property upon the death of the other spouse, and not testify against one another in a court of law.

Married couples have an obligation to support each other and any children they have together.  This includes shelter, food and clothing.  Spouses are responsible for each other’s debts during the marriage and in the event of divorce.

If you are planning to get married and need help to determining your rights and obligations as a married individual, contact an experienced Riverside Family Law attorney who will discuss all of this and answer any questions you may have.

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