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Title (1866) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Subject Law
Description (1866) The Fifteenth Legislature, 1865, passed an act to print the laws as prepared and reported by the Joint Committee on Revision and Compilation, including laws of the current session. No 1865 session law was printed because these acts were incorporated into the 1866 compilation.
Publisher Legislative Assemblye of the State of Utah
Date 1866
Type Text
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Identifier KFU30 1866 .A193
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, S.J. Quinney College of Law. All rights reserved
Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 23.5cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
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ARK ark:/87278/s6w37x2b
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2006-01-25
ID 717212
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6w37x2b

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Title Chapter 20_page_049
Description LAWS OP UTAH. 49 and the inventory filed in the Court of Probate's office, and applied under his direction. • Sec. 9.-Conveyances of property may be made under the direction ®f the court by the guardian. Sec. 10.-A failure to comply with any order of the court or requirement of the Selectmen, in relation to guardianship, may involve the dismissal of the guardian, and may be deemed a breach of the condition of his bond, for which he shall be liable, and the court may appoint a new guardian, if it shall deem it necessary. Guardians shall accaunt to the court annually on oath, or oftener if required by the court or select men. Sec. 11.-Where a new guardian is appointed, the effects of the minor, which are in the hands of his predecessor, are to be delivered up to such new guardian. Sec. 12.-Guardians shall receive such compensation as the court may from time to time allow. The amount allowed, and the service for which the allowance was made, must be entered upon the records of the court. Approved Feb. 3,1852. ¦:o:- CHAPTER XX. An A CT in relation to Bills of Divorce. Siic. 1.-Be it enacted by the the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah: That the court of probate in the county where the plaintiff resides shall have jurisdiction in all cases of divorce and alimony, and of guardianship, and distribution of property connected therewith. Sec. 2.-The petition for a bill of divorce must be made in writing, upon oath or affirmation, and must state 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 court may 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; adultery committed by defendant subsequent to marriage; wilful desertion of his wife by the 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 of 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 divorce from his wife for the like causes, and in the same manner as the wife obtains a divorce from her husband. Sec. 4.-Nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent courts of probate from deferring their decree of a divorce, when the same is applied for, to any specified time, not exceeding one year, when it appears to him that a compromise might at a fature time be made between th'e parties. During the time of such.de-ferance 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 absence heretofore provided for on his or her part, shall have the 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 complainant and defendant. Sec. 6.-When a divorce is decreed, the court shall make such order in relation to the children and property of the parties, and the maintenance of the wife, and such portion of the children as may be awarded to her, as may be just and equitable: Provided, that if the children shall have attained the age of ten years, and possess sound mind, they shall have the privilege to select of their own free will and choice, to which of their parents they will attach themselves: Provided farther, that the m
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Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2005-11-15
ID 717010
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6w37x2b/717010