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Pertaining to the relationship of Husband and Wife; having to do with marriage.

Marital agreements are contracts that are entered into by individuals who are about to be married, are already married, or are in the process of ending a marriage. They ordinarily govern the division and ownership of marital property.

MARITAL. That which belongs to marriage; as marital rights, marital duties.
     2. Contracts made by a feme sole with a view to deprive her intended husband of his marital rights, with respect to her property, are a fraud upon him, and may be set aside in equity. By the marriage, the husband assumes the duty of paying her debts, contracted previous to the coverture, and of supporting her during its existence; and he cannot, therefore, be fraudulently deprived, by the intended wife, of those rights which enable him to perform the duties which attach to him. 2 Cha. R. 42; Newl. Contr. 424; 1 Vern. 408; 2 Vern. 17; 2 P. Wms. 357, 674; 2 Bro. C. C. 345; 1 Ves. jr. 22; 2 Cox, R. 28; 2 Beav. 528; 2 Ch. R. 81; White's. L. C. in Eq. *277; 1 Hill, Ch. R. 1, 4; 13 Maine, R. 124; 1 McMull. Eq. R. 237 3 Iredell's Eq. R. 487; 4 Wash. C. C. R. 224.

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Is marital quality a product of the dyadic environment or individual factors?
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The concept of marital rape may sound very unsavoury in Hindu society as of now, but things will change for good with time if marital rape is declared an offence.
The scale is a self-reporting tool for the evaluation of dynamics of marriage and marital satisfaction.
On the other hand, the findings indicate that women in total employment has led to they will receive more help from their husbands, so that has led to an increase in marital satisfaction this support has included participation in child care and household work than her husband.
Poor marital quality has been shown to be detrimental to physical health and well-being, as well as related to depression, reduced immune system functioning, and even dental problems (Greene & Griffin, 1998; Kiecolt-Glaser et al.
It turns out there is a lot of marital tension to go around: Overall the wives reported more tension than the husbands but both groups saw an increase over time, with husbands seeing a bigger jump.
Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves appearing for the petitioner NGO RIT foundation, during his arguments read out judgments of United States Court, European Union Court and Nepal Supreme Court, which have criminalised marital rape.
Hari Shankar, said: "It has to be ensured adequately that marital rape does not become a phenomenon which may destabilise the institution of marriage apart from being an easy tool for harassing the husbands.
Liberals and conservatives in India do not see eye-to-eye on the issue of marital rape.
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