1957 - Act abolishing the legal incapacity of married women

Policy Field: 
Family & Children
Topic: 
Marriage & Registered Partnerships
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Major Implications of the Reform: 

The elimination of the legal incapacity of married woman led to women's judicial independence. The woman was no longer required to be obedient to her husband. With this law, the explicit obligation to cohabitation was abolished, as well as the obligation of women to follow their husbands wherever he may live.