Maryland Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland Volume 138

Maryland Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland Volume 138

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...that "in all cases where a divorce is decreed, the court passing the same shall have full power to award to the wife such propertyor estate as she had when married and shall also have power to order and direct who shall have the guardianship and custody of the children, and he charged with their support and maintenance, and may at any time thereafter annul, vary or modify such order in relation to the children." In passing on the question we said: "The question of the custody of the children is an element of the case entirely incidental upon the ma.in relief sought--the divorce of the parties--and unless the latter be granted the court is without authority to make any disposition of the children." That case was decided in June, 1919, and at the next session of the Legislature two acts were passed to which we have been referred. They are Cha.pters 573 and 574 of the Acts of 1920. The former seems to be the one mainly relied on by the appellant, and is the only one cited in her brief. We confess we do not see how that can in any way aid the appellant in this proceeding. It provides that: "The several equity courts of this State shall have original jurisdiction in all cases relating to the custody or guardianship of children and may on bill or petition filed by the father or mother or relative or next of kin or next friend of any child or children to direct who shall have the custody or guardianship of such child or children, and who shall be charged with his, her or their support and maintenance, and may from time to time thereafter annul, vary or modify its decree or order in relation to such child or children," etc. It is not necessary for us to now determine whether, when there is pending at bill for...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875125
  • 9781236875129