Haas explains, "[p]rivate ordering of marital and postmarital
relationships generally has been accepted with respect to certain incidents of those relationships--ownership of property and, to a lesser extent, support.
Clare Huntington, Postmarital
Family Law: A Legal Structure for Nonmarital Families, 67 STAN.
In a sample related to ours, they find that the existence of fixed postmarital
residence rules is weakly responsive to a set of environmental, technological, and economic variables.
Over thirteen chapters the author covers domestic violence, premarital and postmarital
agreements, adoption, the divorce process, divorce, annulment, legal separation, marriage and the legal recognition of nonmarital couples, child custody, child support, spousal support, jurisdiction, and a wide variety of other related subjects and concepts.
at marital age), whereas sexual activity among men usually reaches a plateau, typically at postmarital
age, and remains consistent throughout their sexually active life (3,4,9-11).
1988): Migration models of prehistoric postmarital
residence, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 77 (4): 471-482.
family law, then, recognizes that relationships
residence and bilateral kin associations among hunter-gatherers: Pume foragers living in the best of both worlds.
The fact that your postmarital
affairs didn't last clearly means the dying embers for your exhusband never cooled off.
residence practice in southern Brazilian coastal groups: Continuity and Change.
For example, in the set of poems 21-30, from which the example above was chosen, the first seven poems are set in the postmarital
context, but the final three are set in the context of clandestine love before marriage (pp.
That such prostitutes lived in wooden rather than dirt houses--on land that they owned rather than rented--has major implications for Carriacou household and lineage organization, since postmarital
residence in a wooden house was the ideal form of conjugality for perpetuating agnatic descent.