Never before have women needed to know more about their legal status than today, when they are taking over so many of the prerogatives of men. This book deals with certain aspects of those rights, first, by way of exposition, second by actual cases, and recording variations of state legislation and ion. The aspects covered are these: -- When Marriage Fails (Separation and Divorce). Division of property in case of there being will (also when to make and when not to make a will); Adoption of children and resultant legal problems; Change of name in case of divorce; Common Law Marriage (this is particularly important today); Old Age; Joint Safe Deposit Boxes (to have or not to have) (Citizenship) (and the effect on the woman's status). Useful reference book for public library shelves.