ERIC Number: ED161779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Toward a True Marriage Partnership.
Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, Madison, WI.
The booklet examines economic handicaps faced by homemakers and outlines a program for marital property reform. The document is presented in three chapters. Chapter I stresses the need for marital property reform by presenting case studies of situations in which a wife's contributions to a marriage were unrecompensed. Chapter II presents underlying assumptions of community property laws in various states. Topics discussed include problems in classifying property as community or separate; management and control of property; credits and debts; interpersonal contracts; dissolution of the community; problems encountered when couples move from state to state; and federal tax treatment of community property. Chapter III offers recommendations for classification of property in a model marital property system. Recommendations are that: (1) marital property should include all property, rents, and profits acquired by either or both spouses during marriage--except property designated as separate; (2) separate property must be formally declared; (3) all property is presumed to be marital property unless proven to be separate property; and (4) all expenditures from separate assets for family use are to be considered as gifts. (DB)
Descriptors: Divorce, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Family (Sociological Unit), Females, Homemaking Skills, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Life Style, Marriage, Poverty, Property Accounting, Property Appraisal, Sex Discrimination, Social Bias, Social Influences, Social Problems, Social Relations
Commission on the Status of Women, 30 West Mifflin, Room 210, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, Madison, WI.
Identifiers: Marital Property
Note: Copyrighted excerpts from a newspaper and a magazine on the back cover have been removed by ERIC; For a related document, see SO 011 188