Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title
This Act may be called the Married Women's Property Act, 1874....
2 Extent and application
1[It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.]2But nothing herein contained applies to any married woman who at the time of her ma...
3 Commencement- Repealed by the Repealing Act, 1876
Repealed by the Repealing Act, 1876]...
4 Married women's earnings to be their separate property
The wages and earnings of any married woman acquired or gained by her after the passing of this Act, in any employment, occupation or trade carried on by her ...
Chapter III Insurances By Wives And Husbands
5 Married woman may effect policy of insurance
Any married woman may effect a policy of insurance on her own behalf and independently of her husband; and the same and all benefit thereof, if expressed on t...
6 Insurance by husband for benefit of wife
5[(1)] A policy of insurance effected by any married man on his own life, and expressed on the face of it to be for the benefit of his wife, or of his wife an...
7 Married women may take legal proceedings
A married woman may maintain a suit in her own name for the recovery of property of any description which, by force of the said Indian Succession Act, 18658, ...
8 Wife's liability for postnuptial debts
If a married woman (whether married before or after the first day of January, 1866) possesses separate property, and if any person enters into a contract with...
Chapter V Husband's Liability For Wife's Debts
9 Husband not liable for wife's antenuptial debts
A husband married after the thirty-first day of December, 1865 shall not by reason only of such marriage be liable to the debts of his wife contracted before ...
Chapter VI Husbands Liability For Wifes Breach Of Trust Or Devastation
Footnotes
1. The Act has been extended to and brought into force with modification in Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, w.e.f. 1st. July, 1965.2. Substituted by ...
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