The husband possesses the prerogative to select the domicile in which he and his wife shall reside

March 4, 2011

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134 DivorceThe husband possesses the prerogative to select the domicile in which he and his wife shall reside, and under proper and ordinary circumstances this right is practically arbitrary, but he must act in good faith and be sincere and fair in all transactions relating thereto, and if so the failure of the wife to accept the domicile provided may be interpreted as abandonment, but the abode chosen must be commensurate with their past method of living or made necessary by misfortune.
Watkins v. Watkins, 259 S.W. 20 (Ky. 1923)

Suggested by Amy Shaw; Attorney; Griffin Fletcher & Herndon LLP; Cincinnati, OH