Marital Rights

Definition - What does Marital Rights mean?

Marital rights refer to the privileges, recognized by the laws of the United States, that people who are married are qualified to benefit from. These rights cover many areas of the law.

Justipedia explains Marital Rights

In the United States, people who are married receive over 1,000 rights that are administered to married people. Some benefits of being married in the United States are as follows: joint filing of bankruptcy, "next-of-kin" status in emergency medical situations, tax exemptions, right to change last name, social security pension, and $100,000 to the spouse of any public safety officer killed in the line of duty.

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