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Code of Virginia
Title 55. Property and Conveyances
Chapter 3. Property Rights of Married Women
5/19/2019

§ 55-35. How married women may acquire and dispose of property.

A married woman shall have the right to acquire, hold, use, control and dispose of property as if she were unmarried and such power of use, control and disposition shall apply to all property of a married woman which has been acquired by her since April 4, 1877, or shall be hereafter acquired. Her husband's marital rights shall not entitle him to the possession or use, or to the rents, issues and profits, of such real estate during the coverture; nor shall the property of the wife be subject to the debts or liabilities of the husband.

Code 1919, § 5134; 1932, p. 21; 1990, c. 831.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.