Marital Status

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Marital Status

The state of being married or unmarried. Some definitions divide groups into single, married and divorced (or separated). Marital status qualifies one for various tax advantages; for example, married persons generally may exempt more of their income from taxes.
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For the transportation of baggage, married officials can carry up to 273 kilograms while unmarried attendants can take away 182 kilograms if travelling by air.
[USA], Jan 28 (ANI): According to a new study, married men and women have better physical and mental health at older ages than unmarried people.
The government says extending paternity leave to unmarried fathers would incur additional cost to the social insurance fund, and that these extra costs had not been budgeted.
But there are some legal agreements giving unmarried couples similar rights to married couples.
However, the judge observed that section 8(2)(a) of Civil Servants Family Pension Rules was required to be rationalised as it prima facie was discriminatory as it treated two similarly placed unmarried daughters differently which was a clear violation of fundamental rights as guaranteed under the constitution.
Citing reports that the number of unmarried couples living together continues to climb, Hertz and Guillen offer plain-language advice on how the law impacts various aspects of such a couple's life.
Obergefell is important because it "highlights the differences between married couples and unmarried couples" in financial planning, according to Wendy Goffe, a partner at law firm Stoel Rives in Seattle.
Goffe spoke on a webinar presented by the Investment Management Consultants Association on Tuesday about the many challenges that unmarried couples face in financial planning, including taxation, inheritance and property rights, employee benefits and ERISA plans, and Social Security.
For unmarried couples who decide to live together, Moncupa said it would be harder for them to stay with either of their original families.
"The share of babies born to moms from Latin America has declined while the share of babies born to moms from regions such as Asia has increased," Pew said, with women from Latin America four times as likely to be unmarried when giving birth.
Census data shows that approximately 12% of all couples living together are unmarried, up from barely 1% 50 years ago.
They said their plans to take a second wife were inspired by a wish to revive the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed and to reduce the numbers of unmarried women.