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Written by JulieW
(2/7/2004 4:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Women could own property, I believe, penned by kathleen (elder)
But once this woman married, and for as long as she remained married, she was deemed incapable under the common law of having any power to deal with this property.Unless steps were taken to countract the general rule of common law, the property would become her husbands.
Which is why most people from the upper and middle classes inisited on some form of marraige settlement to try and protect their daughter's( and possible granshildren's) interests.
If a marraige settlment was created , usually the wife's property ( her separate estate) was then protected by a trust and trustees.;-)
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