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The Maryland Code Public General Laws, 1904
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ART. 45] HUSBAND AND WIFE. 1273"

ARTICLE XLV.

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

1. Wife's property not liable for
husband's debt. Husband
may not prejudice rights of
subsisting creditors by con-
veyance to the wife. Credi-
tors must assert their claims
within three years from such
conveyance.

2. Rights of creditors in cases of
conveyance from husband to
wife directly or indirectly.

3. Trustee not necessary to married
woman for the security and
separate use of her property.
May have trustee if she so
desires.

4. Married women may hold and
dispose of their property as
fully as if unmarried. Hus-
band must unite in convey-
ances of married women under
eighteen years.

5. Married women may engage in
business, contract, sue and be
sued upon contracts and for
torts, as if unmarried.

6. Rights of widow to dower in
lands held by legal or equitable
title by husband during cover-
ture.

7. Husband shall acquire estate for
life in one-third of wife's lands ;
husband's dower.

8. Married women may insure life
of her husband for her sole
use. Husband may cause his
life to be insured for wife's
sole use. Such insurance to be
free from all claims of hus-
band's representatives or his
creditors.
9. Policies taken out or assigned
for benefit of wife, children
or dependent relative to be
free from claims of creditors
of insured.
10. After wife's death, how such
insurance may be payable.
11. The receipt of any married
woman may be a valid dis-
charge to individual or corpor-
ation making payment.
12. How husband and wife may re-
linquish interest or dower
respectively.
13. Grant and conveyance of land
where married man or woman
is insane or has heen absent
or unheard of for seven years.
14. Husband not liable for ante-nup-
tial debts of wife. Liability
of wife therefor as if she were
unmarried.
15. Proceedings at law or in equity
may be taken against wife by
joining her husband thereto as
defendant. Husband's estate
not liable.

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