First Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Into the Law of Divorce, and More Particularly Into the Mode of Obtaining Divorces a Vinculo Matrimonii

First Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Into the Law of Divorce, and More Particularly Into the Mode of Obtaining Divorces a Vinculo Matrimonii

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...led an unchaste life in consequence?--Assuredly. 37. When a Divorce it vinculo would have enabled them to gratify their passions legally by marriage?--I have known cases where I believe the conduct of the husband was perfectly unimpeachable till a very late period, and then, unfortunately, great delay took place before a Divorce could be got, from the absence of the only witness who could prove the case, and, unfortunately, he fell, and failed in obtaining his Divorce, and went on afterwards in the same way. 38. Supposing he obtained his Divorce it mensd et thoro, there being nothing whatever against his character, and no recrimination possible, do you not apprehend that if he could not proceed then to obtain a complete Divorce t2 vinculo, an unchaste life would be the consequence in many instances?--Looking at human nature, I have not a shadow of doubt about it? 39. Would not the same unchaste life on the part of the wife with her paramour, as well as on the part of her husband, be the consequence of that impossibility?--I think it would. 40. Supposing that, for these and other reasons, it is thought fit that there should be some exceptions from the general rule, and that the remedy of a Divorce it vinculo should be granted in particular cases, does it appear to you that the mode of granting that by a proceedingiin Parliament in each case is liable to objection?--I think to great objections. 41. Will you state to the Committee the objections that principally strike your mind?--I apprehend that the question now applies, not to the whole of the proceedings that take place I think that there is a great deal of mischief. In the first place the expense, under certain circumstances, is really enormous. I have known it in certain contested...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236840771
  • 9781236840776