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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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The experience and expression of anger in maritally violent and maritally discordant-nonviolent men.
inclusion of couples who are already maritally distressed, a high ratio of variables to spouses, use of extreme groups of couples; see Rogge and Bradbury 1999).
Predictors of child abuse in maritally violent families.
Attributing negative intent to wife behavior: The attributions of maritally versus nonviolent men.
It was quite obvious she liked Jerry and there was a spark between them, but Richard wasn't comfortable with that, professionally or maritally.
And not even a savvy husband such as dad could contain his joy, even when the rest of us could see that that gloating was ill-advised, maritally speaking.
Children of maritally aggressive families had more problems at clinical levels than nonaggressive families with marital discord.
Patterns of co-resident adult men in maritally disrupted families and young children's well-being.
Male fantasies about a widow's sexual susceptibility, I will argue, assuaged the anxiety aroused by the prospect of a man marrying a woman who was maritally experienced, wealthier, and often older than he was; they did so both by focussing on the suitor's sexual prowess, so as to bolster the masculinity that the widow threatened in other facets of the relationship, and by reducing the powerful widow to a mere woman, laughably at the mercy of her feminine appetite.
The effects of a maritally disrupted environment on the latency stage child: In respect to the formal education process.