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Title (1851) Acts Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the First Annual and Special Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1851
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1851) Session law from the first legislature of the Utah territory. Organizes government, reenacts laws of Deseret
Publisher By authority of the Legislative Assembly, Great Salt Lake City
Date 1852
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
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Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2012-06-05
ID 716954
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60v8dhv

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Title Divorce_page 83
Description 83 Sec. 2. The petition for a bill of divorce must bePetition tor **-made in writing, upon oath or affirmation, and must statevorse* clearly and specifically the causes on account of which the plaintiff seeks relief. If the Court is satisfied that the person so applying is a resident of the Territory, or wishes to become one; and that the application is made in sincerity and of her own free will and choice, and for the purpose set forth in the petition; then the Courtmay decree a divorce from the bonds of matrimony against the husband; for any of the following causes, to wit: Impotence of the defendant at the time of marriage;cftuees for adultry committed by defendant subsequent to ^^riage^J^^^ wilful desertion of his wife by rhe defendant, or absenting himself without a reasonable cause for more than one year; habitual drunkeness of defendant subsequent to marriage; conviction of defendant for felony subsequent to marriage; inhuman treatment so as to endanger the life ©f the defendant's wife; when it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction and conviction of the Court, that the parties cannot live in peace and union together, and that their welfare requires a separation. Sec. 3. The husband may in all cases obtain a divorceHugban(1 m^y from his wife fox the like causes, and in the same manner°btainadiYoifc» as the wife obtains a divorce from her husband. Sec, 4. Nothing herein contained shall be so constru-Decree oi died as to prevent Courts of Probate from deferring theirSri-eiTon* decree of a divorce, when the same is applied for, to anyyear-ipeciiied time, not exceeding one year, when it appears to him that a compromise might at a future time be made between the parties. During the time of such deferrence on the part of the Court, the bonds and engagements of matrimony may not be violated by the parties. Sec. 5. The defendant, unless in a case of' absenceJ^J^bl»M heretofore provided for on his or her part, shall have thepresent.° right to appear, and shall receive a proper and timely warning thereto; should the defendant fail to appear, the Court may, if satisfied that the complainant is the injured party> and his or her claims are just and well grounded, decree a dissolution of the marriage contract between the •omplainant and defendant. ; Sec. 6. When a divorce is decreed, the Court shall
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Source Original Book: Laws and Ordinances of the State of Deseret (Utah) Compilation 1851
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2005-11-08
ID 716777
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60v8dhv/716777