Not “The One Public Voice”

December 8, 2011

  • 205 Husband and Wife
  • 205IV Disabilities and Privileges of Coverture
  • 205IV(A) In General
  • 205k55 k. Status of Married Women in General.

205 Husband and WifeRegardless of what individual couples believe and practice, the law does not recognize the husband as the “one public voice” or as the automatic head of household with supreme authority over his nonresponsible feme covert; a married woman has her own separate legal identity.
State v. Donkers, 867 N.E.2d 903 (Ohio Ct. App. 2007)
Suggested by Jill Bergquist, Principal Attorney Editor, Westlaw