Typos–spelling one word when you meant to spell another can lead to some interesting mix-ups. Marital and Martial are one typo away from each other.
Marital law–is more commonly known as Marriage law. According to Wikipedia, Marriage law refers to the legal requirements that determine the validity of marriage, and which vary considerably among countries.
Martial law (noun) is defined as a law which is temporarily imposed on a state or a country when civil authority breaks down or during wartime military operations.
When the partners in a marriage are no longer civil to each other, does marital law then become marital law? In martial law, all parties are not created equal.
In earlier times, both marriage partners were not created equal–the man usually had more authority over joint property, the children, and his wife. Who’s the boss in most marriages today? Do two husbands, two wives, polygamists or polyandrists make a difference?
The laws in many states did not recognize common law marriages–is that common?
What correlations can you make between marital law and marital law? Join in the conversation and share your take on the topic.