Husband and Wife

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Husband and Wife

A status that, among other things, entitles a couple to file a joint income tax return. For the purpose of joint returns, common-law marriages are recognized only if the state in which the two persons reside recognizes such marriages or if the state in which the marriage began recognizes common-law marriages. The status as husband and wife on the last day of the tax year governs the right to file a joint return.
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But one North East domestic abuse survivor - who does not wish to be named - believes only "stronger" custodial sentences will deter domestic abusers.
But while we have made great strides towards equality and opportunities for women, the fact there are still thousands of people suffering from domestic abuse shows how much work we still have to do.
Under the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse, 55 worried partners requested information on their other half across Renfrewshire.
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Mark Brooks, chairman of the ManKind Initiative, said: "The number of males coming forward to the police sends a clear reminder to those who come into contact and support victims of domestic abuse across West Yorkshire that they must ensure there are properly resourced support services for male victims.
Anyone suffering from domestic abuse is encouraged to contact their local police on the non-emergency number 101.
Cllr Helen Brown, Flintshire County Council's cabinet member for housing said: "Flintshire County Council continues to be strong in its stance that abuse and domestic abuse, against either men or women, is wrong and must be tackled.
However, a leading charity and a former family law solicitor have said more should be done to encourage male victims of domestic abuse to come forward.
Across England and Wales, domestic abuse is becoming a growing problem.
It comes after a Home Office consultation found that 85 per cent of participants surveyed said the existing law offered insufficient protection to victims, while Citizens Advice reported a 24 per cent increase in victims seeking support from domestic abuse.