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Married Woman Earnings

Dower and Tenancy by Courtesy

Compulsory Support of Married Woman by Husband and Protection Orders

Divorce and Separation

Wills and Intestasy

Trustees, Executors, Tutors

Illegitimate Children




Neglect in Childbirth and Concealing of Dead Body





Alberta and Saskatchewan

A married woman has all the rights and is subject to all the liabilities in regard to property, real and personal, as if unmarried.

Husband and wife may transfer land to each other without the intervention of a trustee.

Adultery and desertion by husband or wife debars from taking any part of the land of the deceased consort who dies intestate.

Extract from Alberta Land Titles Act, 1905

Upon production to the registrar of a duplicate certificate of title issued to a female, accompanied with a statement in writing of her marriage subsequent to the issue thereof giving the date of such marriage, the place where solemnized and her husband’s full name with his residence and occupation, verified by oath or affirmation and the production of a certificate of the marriage by the person who solemnized the same, and such further evidence as the registrar may require, or upon production to the registrar in any court in the province and on application to the registrar to grant a new certificate of title, he shall file the same and at once cancel the existing certificate of title, as also the duplicate, and shall make a memorandum of each of the facts; and the registrar shall thereupon grant a new certificate of title to the applicant owner in her newly-acquired surname in which her husband’s full name, residence and occupation shall be given and shall issue to her a duplicate certificate.

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