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Marriage Regulations

This lesson is undergoing revisions effective Jan 06, 2023. The revised version should be completed by fall 2024. 

This lesson addresses the formal and substantive regulations imposed on the right to marry. The lesson discusses the difference between annulment and divorce and compares void and voidable marriages. The putative spouse doctrine and the marriage presumption are also covered. This lesson assumes prior coverage of this material in class and is designed to help you review theses concepts. If you want to study the constitutional aspects of substantive regulations of marriage in more depth, see the CALI lessons, Constitutional Aspects of Family Law and Same Sex Relationships. The lesson contains 21 questions.

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