Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Supreme Court of Rhode Island Volume 14

Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Supreme Court of Rhode Island Volume 14

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... remain in her custody; that the respondent was so ill treated by her husband, the petitioner, that she was compelled to apply for a divorce, and that such proceedings were had; that a decree was made on the 10th day of SP-P' teinber, 1877, by the Circuit Court of Tippecanoe County, in the State of Indiana, where the respondent was then residing, by which decree she was divorced from her husband, the custody 05 her son was awarded to her, and she was authorized to resume he!' maiden name; that C. Henry Garden, the father of the respondent, is much attached to the boy and is willing and well able t0 support and educate him in a suitable manner; and that the potltioner has not the means properly to support and educate the son and is not a proper person to have charge of his education 9-lid that the son will be much better cared for if he shall be left In the care of his mother. We think it right, in the first place, to state our. opinion as to the validity of the decree of divorce which has been entered by the Providence County. Opinion of the Court. court in Indiana. We are by no means ready to agree that the decree, in so far as it affects the custody of the child, could have any force outside the jurisdiction in which it was entered, even if it were efiective to divorce the respondent from the petitioner. But this question is not at present important, inasmuch as we are clearly satisfied that the decree is utterly void in the place where it was entered for want of jurisdiction in the court. N o personal notice of the petition was given to the respondent t-herein, and there was no appearance on his part. The statute of Indiana provides that the petitioner shall file with the petition his own allidavit as to more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793919
  • 9781236793911