West Virginia Law Review

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The formalities of conveyances involving the property rights of husband and wife have been much simplified in the Revised Code. The simplification has resulted largely from fundamental changes made in property rights arising from the marital relationship, the general effect of which is to place the husband and the wife on a parity with reference to the rights of each in the other's property and to divest the husband of his former control over the wife's disposition of her property. In order to have a full realization of the formalities and complications which have been abandoned, and to differentiate therefrom essentials which have survived or which have been newly created, it will be necessary to compare somewhat in detail the older statutory provisions with the new.



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