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r ( L_ 3 3 : I 5 1 - 4a/ 3VSOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE ' ' COLLEGE LIBRARY U. S. DEPOSITORY COPY | StP 4 1964 UTAH Addendum to WOMEN’S BUREAU BULLETIN 157-13 (REVISED)—THE LEGAL STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, REPORT FOR UTAH AS OF JANUARY 1, 1959 Revised as of May 1, 1964 1 This addendum, used with the Report for Utah, presents a digest of the constitutional provisions and statutes affecting the legal status of women in Utah as of May 1, 1964. The Contents list shows which topics have been changed by enactments since January 1, 1959, and should he consulted before reading the related topic in the Report. Contents 1059 Report page Topic 3. 15. 16. 20. 22. 23. 24. 27. Property exemptions from seizure for debt__________ Inheritance rights in deceased spouse’s estate_______ Provision for survivors during administration of estate. Premarital requirements__________________________ Annulment______________________________________ Divorce________________________________________ Parents’ right to services and earnings of a minor child. Inheritance—child_______________________________ 4 9 11 12 13 13 14 15 CHANGES 3. Property exemptions from seizure for debt B. Homesteads Page 4, last paragraph:2 Delete first sentence and insert: A homestead, “consisting of lands, appurtenances and improve ments" in one or more localities, not exceeding $4,000 in value for the head of a family, a further sum of $1,500 for the spouse, and $600 for each other member of the family is declared wholly exempt from seizure for debts except for taxes, mortgage judgments, and purchase money (sec. 28-1-1; Const., art. XXII, sec. 1). 15. Inheritance rights in deceased spouse’s estate Page 9, eighth paragraph, first and third lines: Change “$25,000” to “$100,000”. 1 Source : Utah Code Annotated, 1953. 2 Paragraphs are counted from the top of the page. 739-114—94 THE LEGAL STATUS OF WOMEN 16. Provision for survivors during administration of estate Page 11, second full paragraph, last line: Before the citation insert: if the whole value of all property of the decedent in the State does not exceed $1,500 20. Premarital requirements Page 12, third full paragraph: Delete, and insert: A physician must certify that a standard serological test and exami nation for syphilis or other venereal disease has been made of each applicant within 30 days before issuance of license to marry (sec. 30-1-18). Page 12 fourth full paragraph: Fourth line: After “uncured” delete: , or with a person subject to chronic epileptic fits unless the epileptic has been sterilized Tenth line: After “ (5) ” delete: between persons of specified races; (6) Page 12, after fourth full paragraph insert: All marriages, otherwise valid and legal, contracted prior to the effective date of an “Act validating marriages to a person subject to chronic epileptic fits who had not been sterilized,” approved Febru ary 19, 1963, in which either party was subject to chronic epileptic fits and had not been sterilized as provided by law, are valid and legal (sec. 30-1-2.1). 22. Annulment Page 13, after the second paragraph insert: The issue of all marriages null in law, or dissolved by divorce, are legitimate (sec. 74-4-10). 23. Divorce Page 13, third paragraph, last line: Before the citation insert: , provided that a divorce decree granted on this ground shall not affect the liability of either party under any provision for separate support and maintenance 24. Parents’ right to services and earnings of a minor child Page 14, after the fourth paragraph insert: If a minor has no guardian of his estate, any money belonging to the minor not exceeding $1,000 or other property belonging to the minor not exceeding $1,000 in value, may be paid or delivered to a parent of the minor to hold for the minor, upon written verification that the minor’s estate does not exceed $2,500 (sec. 75-13-52). UTAH When a minor has a disputed claim for damages, the father, or the mother if she has care or custody, or the general guardian, if any, may compromise or execute a covenant not to sue, and upon approval of the court, payment may be made to such person if less than $10,000, for deposit subject to withdrawal only with court approval until the minor reaches the age of majority. If payment is more than $10,000, a general guardian must be appointed (sec. 75-13-53). The parent receiving such money or other property shall account to the minor when the minor reaches the age of majority (sec. 75 13-54). A parent can make no claim on the employer for wages paid to a minor in full satisfaction of the minor’s personal services actually rendered under a contract with the minor alone (sec. 15-2-4). A father or, in case of his death or desertion of his family, the mother may maintain an action for the seduction of a minor daughter, although there is no loss of service (sec. 78-11-5). A father or, in case of his death or desertion of his family, the mother may maintain an action for the death or injury of a minor child caused by the wrongful act of another (sec. 78-11-6). 27. Inheritance—child Page 15, second paragraph, third and fifth lines: Change “$25,000” to “$100,000”. 3 U S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICEM964