University of Missouri Bulletin Law Series


James L. Parks

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Originally the rule was that the domicile of a married woman was that of her husband. It made no difference what the actual facts were, a wife would not be heard to say that she had a separate domicile. This notion was largely due to the law's conception of a married couple as one person, which idea was based on a wife's duty to be with her husband, he in turn being bound to support her.



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